It's finally arrived. You can't get through a doorway in our house without being brushed by a large felt spider leg or getting skull tinsel in your hair. The skull (cement, not real, I'm ghoulish but not that ghoulish) has been smiling from pride of place on the mantel beneath the black leaf garlands … Continue reading Happy Hallowe’en – Pumpkins and Dark Fiction
I have just come back from visiting a friend. We worked together in my last job - a manual, night job I worked for over ten years. It was a position I detested with every fibre in my body - I chose not to work during the day, so that I could look after my … Continue reading Conversations on the couch – regarding writing, feeling the fear and the joys of mindfulness.
I have to confess, I'm a little sad. Why? Well, because the end of February heralds the end of our Women in Horror Month 2018 Horror Extravaganza - both here on Unusual Fiction and also on my facebook page - the HazelHedge. It's been amazing. We've met a horror writer of webcomics, a film director, a … Continue reading Women in Horror Month 2018 – The Finish…and a little about my own dark fiction.
I was woken by a knock at the door. The bedroom door. I lay in a fugue-like state for what felt like hours but was only really seconds, probably. My hand searched the blackness beside the bed until my fingers grasped first, a sweet paper, then a solitary sock, and kept moving until they … Continue reading And We’re off!! Women in Horror Month 2018 Starts with birthday bang.
I can’t believe that it's been nearly a whole year since I launched my book on Amazon! Tempus fugit. It certainly has been a year of discovery – when I think how clueless I was when it came to self publishing I wish I could rewind time, take myself out for a drink and have a … Continue reading Self Publishing – Things I learned in My First Year as a Published Author.
Happy New Year's greetings to each and everyone of you! This is a post about my wonderful book of short stories - The Lights Went Out and Other Stories. Tomorrow is my last Kindle Promotion with Kindle Select and... drum roll please. Thank you. This quirky little eBook could be yours to download for free … Continue reading The Best Things in Life Are Free
Marcus Black is a vampire hiding out in suburbia. He just wants to be left alone. Find him and others in The Lights Went Out and Other Stories. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lights-Went-Out-Other-Stories-ebook/dp/B016DQTLYA/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1447249005&sr=1-1&keywords=the+lights+went+out+and+other+stories
Excerpt from - Taken from The Lights Went Out and Other Stories. She slipped through into woods with the agility of one well used to nocturnal ramblings, knowing how to pick her way along the meandering path regardless of the moon’s milky glow that shone through the thickets of hazel and birch. She hummed low … Continue reading DARKLING