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.
We're lucky in Ireland - we're surrounded by a raggedly romantic coastline - mountains slope their craggy way down to the sea, sandy beaches stretch for miles. Thanks to the near constant rain, we have a green and fertile landscape and inland our fields are surrounded by scrubby, fairy bushes - hazel, beech and rowan. … Continue reading Ventry – Irish Gothic Fiction for St Patrick’s Day.
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 have to say, I'm so excited! I could actually scream. In precisely nine days it will be February. Now, I know January was a bitch of a month taking into account the weather, being broke, feeling unfamiliar with the new year and slightly missing Christmas and of course the serious lack of Vitamin D … Continue reading WiHM – Women In Horror Month 2018 – Bring it!
Well, I did it. Finally. My life seems to be punctuated with random and bizarre occurrences for which I am completely grateful. In my last post, I wrote about how one can become inspired by the smallest things, in my case - happening across a batch of horror shorts on YouTube, so much so … Continue reading A Nightmare is Born – Wave hello to my latest offspring