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Horror for Halloween: The Werewolf of Paris by Guy Endore

One of the standard criticisms of supernatural horror literature is that it is unreal. Why this isn’t a criticism of all literature is a good question, but supernatural horror literature is condemned for presenting us with unreal horrors when so … Continue reading

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Review: The Disciples of Cthulhu (1976)

So let me describe to you the typical Cthulhu Mythos story formula. Adult male comes across hints of evil. He does research, uncovering various writings that point to an alien evil that could destroy Mankind. Finally, he confronts the alien … Continue reading

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Still among the living

Well, I perpetrated short fiction again, this time with a horror theme. Presumed Dead is a short story I wrote in response to a challenge. It’s brought to you by the folks at Sci-Fi & Scary: Sci-Fi & Horror Reviews, News, and … Continue reading

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I’ve not been writing fiction for the blog in recent months due to family and professional commitments. Not that I haven’t wanted to; this has been frustrating for me. So I’m happy to point you all to a very short … Continue reading

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And we come to an end of riding the lightning bolt

Daphne’s no longer going to be forced into an arranged marriage with some pathetic demigod. Her sister Agatha isn’t going to be forced to divorce her husband and marry her father. All’s right with the world, eh? Well, there is … Continue reading

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Showdown in chapter 21 of To Ride the Lightning Bolt

All Daphne Vane originally wanted was not to have a marriage forced on her by the Council. But her marriage became tangled up with many other political issues of greater import to others, and she stands before the Council accused … Continue reading

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Marriage and murder are on the table in chapter 20 of To Ride the Lightning Bolt

It’s the day of the Council meeting. The gods and goddesses will decide whether Daphne Vane and her sister Agatha will be forced into unwanted marriages. Daphne’s been fighting this since the beginning of our story; Agatha is still unaware … Continue reading

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