I didn’t write one of these when everyone else did as, well, I’m a neophyte and rather imagined it wouldn’t be necessary to shout out either the fact that I’m actually at the con, or that I have a panel. But hey, I’M ACTUALLY AT THIS CON, and I’m both super excited and pants-wettingly terrified […]
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Here it is, book two. The book set in the future. I waffled on for an AGE about this, and had to cut a tonne of my wafflings. Mainly stuff about Lowbeer, one of my fave characters, as that all got a bit spoilerific, but ugh I loved her, that ambiguous, wheeler-dealering, complex woman whose […]
Read more "2015 Reading Challenge: Book Two: The Peripheral by William Gibson"
Don’t faint. I know it’s a little out of the ordinary to see a non-fiction post up in here. I did have this whole swathe of them planned, but what is it they say about our best plans? Sheesh. Anyhow, I have been saved from boring the tits off you all with constant serial fiction […]
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In the belly of darkness, Margo struggles along, searching. Rolf’s in here somewhere, heart and breath reduced to whispers, but still holding on, still waiting for her to find him, still waiting for his Moe. His agony rings in her like bells, resounding in the marrow of her. She wraps herself in it, taking as […]
Read more "Umwelt: Darkness Flows Like A River Episode 41: In the Belly of Darkness"
So…*taps foot* Seems I’m doing what I promised, minus a day here and there where life frankly gets in the way of decent, brain functioning time to write, and I have elicited precisely zero sponsorship for Clarion West. Guess no one wants a flash fiction of their own, hmmm? I’m deeply disappointed in you all. […]
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In the moments of panic and devastation after the coming of the Shadow, Vespesian has long, bitter minutes to reconsider his position. Standing in his camouflage constructed from crowds of fearful, tear-stricken commoners, he curses the Mother and her damnable whimsy. The Shadow is untrustworthy and should not be in the hands of such a […]
Read more "Umwelt: Darkness Flows Like A River Episode 34: Game Changers"
The fabulous, dark Anne Michaud has a deliciously morbid collection of novellas entitled Girls & Monsters coming out with DarkFuse at the end of April (check below for a truly splendid competition – a chance to win a copy of the book and some handmade monsters crafted by Anne herself!). In anticipation of the unleashing of her […]
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Raised voices and the pound of feet upon the hill resound through the quiet forest. A rotten galaxy of hungry red eyes gleam in the sea of darkness residing within the close-clustered thrust of arrogant pine. Black serpentine limbs crawl hypnotic dances, needled teeth bare and slather and the hungered moan of five thousand starved […]
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The lovely Goth Queen Anne Michaud tagged me on this puppy, and I’m only too happy to oblige as, the brain being as it is in edit mode it appears to have lost any usable blog inspiration functionality. So, forth and onwards etc to the answering of the questions: What is the working title of […]
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The enemy gathers off shore, blocking out the light with the looming ease of a thunderhead. They range the whole horizon, sea and sky. Fleets of Ghoric pirate ships, the great sweeping breadth of Alhabra battle-galleons and amongst them, deadly as sharks in a pod of whales, black as tar and oddly dimensioned, the spike-bowed […]
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