Having recently joined the North Bristol Writers, I found out that, in late 2016, they published an anthology called The Dark Half of the Year.
From the creepiness of Garland’s The Ancestors and Dornan’s Dark Time, to the chilling This is Me by Henney, and just plain weirdness of Meyjes’ The Last Four in the Bar, The Dark Half … is a collection of stories that explores the vastness of the afterlife. It is also eclectic, with Newland’s tragic tale set during the Roman invasion of Britain and Sutton’s futuristic take on the ghost story, keeping the company of scolding grandmothers, vengeful in-laws, and righteous wraiths, alongside Harrison’s spin on Cornish folklore and, of course, the gruesome moral tale provided by Shinn. My favourite story of the anthology, Winternights by Herring, hauls ancient myth into a dystopian future whilst almost revelling in a vivid portrayal of bloodlust, truly making The Dark Half of the Year a celebration of the dead.
up the hill toward the fields.
a man and a boy and a plane.
what does my son carry today?
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 Smashwords.
My short story, Hypnos, is one of the slices of the very sickly cake above. Monsters Among Us is the first anthology by Australian publisher, Oscillate Wildly Press, and will be available to gorge on shortly.
More news from the Nameless Writing Group although rather belated. Piotr Świetlik’s short story, Curiosity Is A First Step, has been published in the anthology, This Twisted Earth, by Six Minutes To Midnight, a division of Great British Horror. The anthology was launched this year at FantasyCon.
Nice one, Piotr!
I have been discussing the mechanics of story-writing with Simon Dewar recently. This guy is a true gent in the publishing world, and happens to know what he’s talking about. Find him at his blog