Category Archives: Fiction

Long Distance Bromance: Ken MacGregor on Collaboration

I first met Ken MacGregor when his film “The Quirk and the Dead” was under consideration for the 2013 Impy Award. (Watch it on YouTube.) Ken wrote, directed and acted in that short, oddly sweet zombie movie, based on one … Continue reading

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Books from Raw Dog Screaming

Dig this haul from Raw Dog Screaming Press! RDSP is a quality publisher of strange literature and they recently ran a deliciously strange promotion: buy one of their titles and get 2 additional books. Those ride-along titles could be books … Continue reading

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“The River Through the Trees” by David Peak

Cold? Good. Snowing? Even better. Settle in for a creepy, literate ride through rural Michigan with “The River Through the Trees,” a novella by David Peak (Blood Bound Books, 2013) I’m a sucker for tales set in my home state … Continue reading

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Borderlands Press Writers’ Boot Camp – Eye Witness Report

—————————————————————————————————— Special Guest Blogger, Sean M. Davis just got back from the Borderlands Press Writer’s Boot Camp and the Doktor is green with envy. Borderlands Press has published several Stoker Award winning books and runs an intensive retreat for writers … Continue reading

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Bug du Jour: Battle Cricket

“When King Abimelech made war on the Martians, he based his strategy on the one liability these swollen-headed aliens possessed: their intellects. Instead of attacking supply lines as he had with the round-bellied Venusians, he targeted their libraries. The royal … Continue reading

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Bug du Jour: “Creepy Beetle”

“Egmont woke from a dead sleep at the sound of a heavy thump. He bolted upright in bed. His ears hungry for sound detected just the normal night sounds of summer. Yet Egmont knew in his heart that something else … Continue reading

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MoCon V – Come and Gone

“My psyche wasn’t crafted for conventions – too many actual humans, far too close and in the case of writer’s conventions, humans who are mostly ape-shit crazy. ” Continue reading

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This Just In – Horror Themed Toilet Paper

“The novella is titled Drop and allegedly takes up about three feet of toilet paper in its entirety.” Continue reading

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MoCon IV

“We knew not a soul and frankly, didn’t know what to expect from such a convention but the other attendees made us feel right at home” Continue reading

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Novels – The Bottoms by Joe R. Lansdale

The Bottoms is well worth reading, especially if you enjoy tales of sex murders, satannic Goat men and hooded night riders Continue reading

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Other Haunts – Lovecraft’s “Lurking Fear” on the “Classic Tales Podcast”

Rush over to the Classic Tales Podcast and pick up the first part of H.P.Lovecraft’s “The Lurking Fear.” The reader and proprietor of the site, B.J.Harrison has a suitably dramatic style of presentation that works especially well with Lovecraft’s luridly … Continue reading

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