Recently I conducted a poll, asking readers what sort of Patreon story they’d like to read. Sword and sorcery won by a fair margin, and I intend to start work on that story in the next few weeks, but I thought I’d give patrons a horror story involving a coffin, a pond and a county work crew to tide them over.
“Hungerpillar” is a bit of an experiment for me, in terms of plot and pacing. I wanted to try my hand at a proper weird tale, something I haven’t written in a while. Much like “The Bayonet”, it’s light on plot and explanations and heavy (I hope) on atmosphere and tension. I enjoyed writing it, and hopefully, you’ll enjoy reading it!
If you do enjoy it, be sure to check out the other stories on my Patreon page – including a number which are free to read – and perhaps leave a comment, hit the ‘Like’ button, or even consider becoming a patron.
Today, I’m turning this space over to my pal, Bob Freeman, for a special guest-post in honour of his newest collection, First Born: Tales of the Liber Monstrorum, now available from Seventh Star Press. So, without further ado, here’s the Occult Detective himself, discussing Gene Rodenberry’s SPECTRE…
It’s December, and the last of this year’s batch of stories is now up at my Patreon. “The Second Occupant” is a Royal Occultist tale, which finds St. Cyprian and Gallowglass going up against one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most infamous horrors. I’ve included a brief extract below, if you’re interested. (more…)
The newest instalment of Cryptid Clash!, “Rumble” by Nikki Nelson-Hicks, is now available from 18thWall Productions. Mongolian Death Worms versus the monstrous Eaters in the Rocks, with a bevy of bureaucrats, environmentalists and mercenaries caught in the middle. (more…)
In the spirit of the season, here’s a sneak-peek at a thing the redoubtable John Linwood Grant and I have been discussing, of late. Something may come of it, or it may simply be a shadow of what might have been. Either way, enjoy John’s take on what might be… (more…)