Monthly Archives: June 2011

Thoughts for a Thursday #1

ITEM: I’m blogging early in the morning, as this afternoon I intend to get my hair cut, and like that Samson dude I may no longer have my strength. ITEM: So, at the weekend when I asked The Imaginary Girlfriend … Continue reading

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“One Last Wild Waltz” by Mike O’Driscoll

Mike O’Driscoll ¬†doesn’t appear to have a web presence, so I’ve linked to an old profile page at Infinity Plus. He writes the “Night’s Plutonian Shore” column for Black Static but this story from #16 is the only time his … Continue reading

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Interesting Times

Well, I asked for them, and I got them. This morning the computer was working at a speed roughly akin to that of an arthritic octogenarian walking uphill in the teeth of a hurricane, and in the afternoon we had … Continue reading

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Today I Went To Cromer

Yep, today I went to Cromer, and tonight I planned to write something witty and insightful about that. Only nothing interesting happened. There were no public toilets on sale, nobody shouted at me, I didn’t find a dead cat on … Continue reading

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That’s Why The Vampire Is A Vamp

To belabour a point I’ve made before, erotic horror is a label that always gives me cause for concern with its oxymoron status. Erotic implies sexually arousing, but surely for most of us that impulse is nipped in the bud … Continue reading

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“The Covered Doll” by Norman Prentiss

American writer Norman Prentiss just won the Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Long Fiction, and the year before he snagged it for Short Fiction. In between these two career milestones he appeared in Black Static #20 with this elegant … Continue reading

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My Life Online…

…has been somewhat fraught today. At times it’s felt like my internet connection was going in reverse, with pages taking forever to load (they really should replace that hour glass with another hand holding up a finger, only reversed) and … Continue reading

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