It’s been a good while since I’ve done one of these. Figured I might as well start back up with another scrap of free writing from my commonplace book. Like the previous two, it’s based on a thing I heard about as a kid, and was written as a warm up for something better. This one was written in…2014? 2015? Something like that. Enjoy, or not, as it pleases you. (more…)
Alternative Realities have released a sneak-peek at the cover for Summer’s End, their forthcoming anthology of empire-busting stories. The art is by Marc Ducrow, and the anthology contains stories by Adrian Tchaikovsky, Sarah Cawkwell, and myself, among others.
My contribution, “The Last Song of Iranon”, is a follow-up to my 2014 story, “Mordiggian’s Due”, which appeared in Pulp Mill Press’ Libram Mysterium. It continues the adventures of Amina Algol and her ghoulish siblings in Earth’s Dreamlands. This time, they’re on the hunt for a murderous ‘ghost-eater’ in the lizard-haunted ruins of Sarnath, as he attempts to employ the talents of a mournful ghost to uncover a hidden treasure.
Editor Ellen Datlow has posted her honourable mentions long list for volume 8 of Best Horror of the Year. As has happened for the last few years in a row, a story of mine gets a mention.
If you’d like to check out the story in question, it was “Seeking Whom He May Devour”, in issue 35 of The Lovecraft eZine. It’s free to read, and feel free to leave a comment afterwards, if you’re of a mind.
Busy this week. Too busy writing to write about writing, too busy crawling to bite, you know? So have some Buddy Guy instead. My favourite version of this particular song, by the way.
A dose of weird to start the weekend off right…Chasseur, written and directed by Christopher Soren Kelly. A Cajun devil-hunter goes to the crossroads and meets Satan’s lawyer…
I’m firing on all cylinders lately, despite recurring migraines. Or maybe because of the migraines. Maybe they’re my superpower, rather than a thing that makes me smell colours and taste music. Either way, this has been a good week. (more…)