Send your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on Sunday, 13th May. Include your story entry, any social media details you wish to share and a brief author bio in the body of the email. One entry will be accepted per person.
300 words max
With prizes, 50 words yes that’s a dribble on TRAVELLING.
So when we talk to our characters and argue with them, we can say we’re writers not weirdos. Great! This will help hugely with my muttering and singing in supermarkets.
“Twenty years we were wed/Twenty years I shared your bed…..
Lived in your house of wax./Lulled to sleep /by the slow drip drip of
candles’ guttering gasps….”
The editor has accepted a fantasy/dark drabble of mine called Prisoner for this upcoming anthology due out in August this year 🙂
have accepted a poem of mine for publication in June- nature themed, Rooks Flight and they are currently looking for new pieces.
I’ve submitted Badlands and it’s creepy doll cover to compete with other covers on this website- when it goes up for competition I will be asking you all to vote for Badlands- one click is all it takes and it’s great promotion for my collection. (Mandy Huggins a fellow Chapeltown author won her week with her collection Brightly Coloured Horses which was taken from a painting she did herself). How talented is she!
To wrap up this blog post is a pic of our rescue dog, Roxy, chilling out on the patio in last week’s sunshine. Couldn’t get them rotated but promise that’s not a cat’s tail sticking out her mouth in the left one. Good looking aint she?
two great horror writers- one reviewing the other; Aycliffe never disappoints- either
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
THE MATRIX is my personal favorite of Aycliffe’s supernatural works. There’s a couple of reasons for this; the main one is the setting.
Edinburgh is in my heart. I spent a while working there, and over my lifetime I’ve spent many happy hours wandering the streets of the Old and New Towns, and sampling beers in the many great bars to be found.
The same streets, and bars, populate this book. But there’s something else here too, ghosts from the great city’s past, always just at the corner of your eye, always reminding you that there are some dark passageways that are best left alone.
Aycliffe takes his hero, a man from the Western Islands, and sends him down one such Edinburgh passageway, one that proves to be a warren full of pale things, ancient sorceries, and some of…
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I’m really pleased with the reviews on amazon and elsewhere that ‘Badlands’ has received- but I’d like to keep promoting the book- I’m popping to Salts Mill in Saltaire tomorrow to talk to the manager of the Book shop about stocking some copies. Bradford Libraries bought 5 copies to disperse across the libraries- which I was thrilled about.
If anyone who follows my blog would like a paperback copy posted out to them then please email me your address or message me via twitter – my handle is @AlysonFaye2
or I can email you a pdf of the text.
Reviews really matter when you’re an indie author- they make a huge difference. Thank you.
Went to see Yorkshire/Bradford filmed portmanteau horror film starring Martin Freeman- Ghost Stories – written by Jeremy Dyson- which had great atmosphere and creepy as heck effects but was let down by the ending I thought. However so wonderful to see a Brit ghost/horror film get such a wide release.
Decided to take the plunge and send in ‘Badlands‘ for consideration for the Read Regional 2019 submissions run by New Writing North – they don’t have a category for flash fiction collections but the form is taking off and is everywhere so I figure it’s only a matter of time before flash breaks the barriers.
Also been reading the blogs on this website:-http://wyrdbritain.blogspot.co.uk/
which I strongly recommend if you have any interest in vintage TV shows of sci/fi and horror genres and books and ghost stories- it’s like an online bazaar of goodies which you can dip into- covering music/films/art/books all linked by ghosty/horror themes.
Update on submitting horror drabbles for inclusion in DeadCades – remaining drabble slots to be filled are – 1910s, 1920s, 1940s, 1950s, 1980s, 2000s, 2010s https://infernalclock.blogspot.co.uk
Why not have a go? Dip your writing hand into those slimy fictional entrails, and dig deep.
Another tweet reposted here from Steph Ellis-
“Infernal Clock Watchers- we need your help. Critical acclaim is ace, talk of Bram Stoker nominations is heady – but we really need Goodreads and Amazon reviews to persuade the discerning horror audience to Clock On with the rest of us…”
so go to amazon, download and read, please- the first 2 books in the Infernal clock trilogy- you won’t be disappointed. They are scary, entertaining, original and creepy.
The website advert for the next 5 week course and the drop-in sessions up to July is live:-
A 5 week creative writing course Wednesday 23 May to 20 June 2018 inclusive: 10am – 12pm.
You can book through the website, phone or pop in to the Craft House- there are a max of 6 places.
I am also running a stand alone writing workshop on Friday 4 May 10-1pm at the Craft House- on writing/editing and submitting short stories.