Happy Hallowe’en – Pumpkins and Dark Fiction

  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

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Conversations on the couch – regarding writing, feeling the fear and the joys of mindfulness.

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.

Women in Horror Month 2018 – The Finish…and a little about my own dark fiction.

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.

DARKLING

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