Holding Hands

A man is introduced to his long-lost family on a visit to a Neolithic longbarrow.

Holding Hands features in Issue 3 of Mythic: A Quarterly Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Read here about what inspired me to write this dark fantasy story.

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Hypnos

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Nyx, Night Goddess by Gustave Moreau (1880)

 

There has always been Night, then Man came with his fear and Darkness was born.

Hypnos is one of the stories found in the anthology, Monsters Amongst Us, published by Oscillate Wildly Press.

“The monsters we have come to know and love take a backseat as we delve into the darkest, most hideous depths of a monster that has taken centre stage as of late–HUMANS.”  – OWP

Available on Smashwordsmau-cover

 

What You Wish For

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The Absinthe Drinker and the Hostile Silence ©Pamela Wilson http://pamelawilsonfineart.com/www.pamelawilsonfineart.com/Portfolio/Portfolio.html

A rather old Cupid has discovered a way of disposing of his long-suffering wife, Psyche. Find out if he succeeds in ‘What You Wish For’, an exceedingly dark tale of matters of the heart, published in ‘Trysts of Fate’ magazine by Alban Lake Publishing. Available here.

Poseidon’s Standing Stones

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Septoid by Jo Brown

Unable to resist the sound of the sea rolling onto the shore, Flynn has returned to Dwynllyr. But the tide had washed up a secret, which has now become part of that small Cornish town; a secret best forgotten.

Poseidon’s Standing Stones is part of the From The Corner Of Your Eye anthology, published by Great Old Ones Publishing:

“Just outside the limits of the human condition they lurk. Creatures of lore and legend, creatures of the cautionary tale, always at the ready to spring their trap upon men who would tread upon the dark recesses where those worlds intersect. Once revealed, they hack and slash into their prey of mankind leaving not a trace of where they came from or where they went. Those unlucky few who have faced them and lived bear the very real physical and emotional scars of their experience wrapped up in the sour realization that no one may ever believe them. Still, these men and women walk away with a gift, the ability to look into the darkness and see more than just swirling shadows, and to meet the gaze of the eyes that would look out from the abyss.”

Available from Amazon UK and Amazon US

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The Banshee’s Gift

Speculative Valentine Drabbles 2015Appearing in Speculative Valentine Drabbles 2015 (edited by Roy C Booth and Jorge Salgado-Reyes), The Banshee’s Gift is a one hundred word love story that is overflowing with passion and desire. Warning: not for the faint-hearted.

Purchase the book at Amazon US and at Amazon UK

A Persuasive Argument For Owning Cats Rather Than Dogs

Front Cover 22 More Quick Shivers from Dailynightmare.comThis piece of drabble is featured in the 22 More Quick Shivers anthology from DailyNightmare.com.  As the story is only a hundred words writing a synopsis, I think, would act as a spoiler so I’ll leave you with the title.  It is a terrifying, yet visually beautiful book, and is available in soft-cover from Amazon and .pdf from Gumroad.

The first in the anthology series, 13 Quick Shivers, can also be bought at Amazon (soft-cover) and Gumroad (.pdf).

Pigeon

WrappedinBlack NEW COVERMaddie followed the path straight to the Goddess; she knew the Goddess took care of her own.

‘Pigeon’ is leaving readers “breathless”. Find it among twelve other wicked tales of witches and the occult in the ‘Wrapped In Black’ anthology. The book is the latest in the ‘Wrapped’ series from Sekhmet Press LLC.

Read an extract from Pigeon here.

Here’s what Vix Kirkpatrick at the FluffyRedFox had to say about ‘Pigeon’:

Maddie has removed her amulet and now Jack, ex-lover/married another woman/living the wonderful life Jack, is literally in melt down.

I really enjoyed the fast pace set by the author, there was no let up, pushing, pushing, pushing….until, Bang.  Glad this was fairly short as am sure I was holding breath for the entire read”

Buy Wrapped In Black at Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk.