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.
Congratulations to The Nameless Writing Group’s newest member, Sam Grant, who has just published his latest novel, Galactic Mission.
“James Walters is a sales manager for an international conglomerate, based in the UK [who just happens to] encounter Empress Adriana from the Galactic Command Force … oh, and ruler of planet Earth and all planets circling the sun.”
Read my short story, What You Wish For. A perfect tale for Valentine’s Day. Available via here.
(image: The Absinthe Drinker and the Hostile Silence ©Pamela Wilson)
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