Inferno: Gets Caught with Robert Allen Lupton

Robert Allen Lupton first joined the Infernal Clock in the DeadCades anthology with a great tale from the 1960s so I called him back to join us in Inferno. This time, he plunges into the Fourth Circle, with his story ‘Cookie Jar’. Infernal Clock: What was the inspiration behind your story? Greed. People are blinded…

Inferno: Goes for the Jugular with TC Parker

TC Parker has only recently arrived on the horror scene but has already made a splash with her novel Saltblood and more recently A Press of Feathers (both are terrific reads). When she was suggested as someone to approach for a short story, I couldn’t wait to see what she came up with – and…

Inferno: Infernal Indulgence with Alyson Faye

Alyson Faye is a writer I’ve come to know and admire over the past few years, and is one of the most supportive people I know to all writers. She is also an editor par excellence and jumped onboard (or should I say plunged into the abyss) when this project threatened to become overwhelming. As…

INFERNO: Veering Off Course With Cassie Daley

Cassie Daley is an upcoming writer whose stories I first took note of earlier this year. Although she has only published a couple of short stories so far, I enjoyed her ‘voice’ in those tales so much, I had no qualms with inviting her on board. Cassie takes us into the Sixth Circle with her…

Inferno: Lynn Love in Limbo

Lynn Love is a writer introduced to me by Alyson Faye and I am so glad she did. Lynn leads us into the Inferno at the dreaded point of Limbo, a place I think we might all feel familiar with at the moment. Her story Limbo, is the first story in the First Circle. Infernal…

Inferno: Gets the Latinx Treatment with V. Castro

V. Castro is an author I feel privileged to include in Inferno. If you like gritty, powerful writing, check out her novella, Hairspray and Switchblades from Unnerving (I sprinted through this fantastic page turner not long ago). V. fires her way into the Sixth Circle of Inferno with At the Bottom of my Lake of…

Inferno: The Fourth Circle with Kev Harrison

Kev Harrison is an author you need to read. His folk horror novella, The Balance was published by LVP Publications earlier this year and is a must read. (Those at The Infernal Clock have a soft spot for folk horror.) His contribution to Inferno, is the Fourth Circle story, ‘Elixir’. Infernal Clock: What was the…

Inferno: Enter the First Circle with Shannon Felton

Shannon Felton is a talented author whose novella, The Prisoners of Stewartville, was published by Silver Shamrock Publishing earlier this year (a book I’ve read and would highly recommend). Shannon’s story, ‘Her Knife is Hunger. Her Cup is First’, is to be found in the First Circle of Inferno. Here, we ask a few questions…

Enter the Inferno

I read Dante Alighieri’s Inferno (from his Divine Comedy) some years ago and the imagery from his verses has long stayed with me. Whilst his words were directed very much at certain people who lived during his own time period, the sufferings and punishments remain something you could apply to anyone in any age. The…