Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Absentee Landlord

The proprietor of this blog has…   GONE FISHIN’ Advertisements

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The Campaign for Real Fear – Four More

These four stories were published in Black Static #17 as part of the Campaign for Real Fear initiative:- In the Night Supermarket by James Burt This neat vignette, on the surface chronicling Ellen’s visits to the night supermarket, does several things at … Continue reading

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Thoughts for a Thursday #2

ITEM: Here I am trying my best to provide bloggage that is witty, intelligent and insightful, and people are still turning up here after searching things like ‘my first sex with washer women’ and ‘maggie q fuck film’. What is the … Continue reading

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The Campaign for Real Fear – First Four Stories

The Campaign for Real Fear was an initiative launched by Christopher Fowler and Maura McHugh to promote diversity within the genre and emphasise ‘the need for horror fiction to reflect twenty-first century life’. Writers were challenged to produce stories of 500 … Continue reading

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“Between a Rock and a Hard Place” by Carole Johnstone

This story from Black Static #18 marked Carole Johnstone’s third appearance, and she’s racked up another credit since to become the magazine’s most frequent female contributor. The premise here is a ridiculously simple one – a woman walking home alone … Continue reading

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Film Night – 17/7

So, Sunday night I had a cheese and potato pie all to myself, plus a couple of shandies, and watched two films.  Deception (2008) Ewan McGregor is lowly auditor Jonathan, befriended by top dog lawyer Wyatt (Hugh Jackman). They do lunch … Continue reading

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“A Man of Ice and Sorrow” by Simon Kurt Unsworth

I’ve been encountering a lot of snowmen in my fiction intake recently, as witness stories by Tom Fletcher, Mike O’Driscoll, Ralph Robert Moore, and now this offering from Black Static #18 by Simon Kurt Unsworth. The story begins ‘Mains walked … Continue reading

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