I’m delighted to announce that my tenth novel, One Who Was With Me, will be published this Halloween by Earthling Publications, who did such a great job on my last Earthling novel, The Unblemished. Many thanks to Paul Miller. This book would not have happened without his gentle and patient prodding. You can find out […]
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These shadows were the same shadows that had swung across the stone walls for decades. Nothing here had changed.
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He hurried back to Grace, imagining a man standing over a nude figure chained and unconscious, paying out rope bunched in his fist, separating the tawse at the end of it.
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They passed the windows and their shadows — hideously contorted by the flaws in the panes — made grotesque progress across the scarred back wall.
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But for a dim, rosy stain in the rear-view mirror, it was fully dark. Night came on fast here.
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This was not their house.
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Watching my son play football yesterday (his team lost to a sickening last-gasp goal), I noticed straight away that the opposition coach had an extraordinarily loud voice. So what else could I do but write down everything he said over the course of the 80 minutes… First Half Keep it moving. Make it stick. Always […]
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Edited by Paula Guran, this year’s BDF&H (Prime Books) contains my story Succulents, which first appeared in New Fears (Titan Books), edited by Mark Morris.
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My short story Cwtch, on the heels of a reprint in Best British Short Stories 2018, is to also be reprinted in Best New Horror 29, edited by Stephen Jones. The story originally appeared in my collection, I Will Surround You (Undertow Publications).
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