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.
Quick note to say I’ll be at the Horus Heresy Weekender this weekend, signing books and talking about my forthcoming audio drama, Blackshields: The Red Fief. Or whatever you want to talk about, really. I’m not particular.
The Red Fief is a sequel to last year’s Blackshields: The False War, and finds Endryd Haar and co. on a collision course with a ghost from Haar’s past. It’s due for general release this summer, but will be available super-early for attendees of the Weekender. So if you’re planning on being there, why not stop by and say hello?