Tumorous Growths

A common theme in time for Halloween, producing one flash, Strawberry Patch, and one poem, Harvest, both new, both free to read. Strawberry Patch Jack’s field contains many tumours, globes twined together across the soil, eyes and mouths already carved. He makes no distinction, cultivating black, brown and white alike. Orange is left for the…

Revisiting Poetry

With the approaching publication of HWA’s Poetry Showcase Volume 6, containing my poem Stringed Pearls, I have been slowly getting back into writing in this form and even allowed it to filter into my real life job with the setting up of a small poetry group for students in the library after school. The writing…

September Update

Summer has gone, in theory, and so I thought it a good time to review what I’ve achieved this past month. First, a major step up for me came from Silver Shamrock Publishing. I’ve just signed a contract with them for my gothic horror novella, Bottled, which will come out in February 2020. It features…

A Moment to Reflect

I have been waiting for a number of decisions on many submissions for a while now, mainly because I have submitted to publications with either far ahead closing dates or long turnaround times. This gets depressing … BUT there is always a silver lining and this is one of those moments as works long in…

Review: Coil by Ren Warom

Coil by Ren Warom My rating: 5 of 5 stars Surprised myself at the rating for this. When I first started reading, it felt a bit too sci-fi for my tastes but that all vanished as I read on. The combination noir, sci-fi and post-apocalyptic feel created an extraordinary world and the characters, though hard-boiled,…