Welcome to Women in Horror Month 2019 – My Bloody Valentine

Today just happens to be Valentine’s Day, day of love, romance and…horror! Welcome to another day of Women in Horror 2019 and I’m very happy to announce that today is given over to an author whose love of horror borders on the obsessional – Myself. Yes, today is mine, all mine, I tell you. CueContinue reading “Welcome to Women in Horror Month 2019 – My Bloody Valentine”

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 myContinue reading “Conversations on the couch – regarding writing, feeling the fear and the joys of mindfulness.”

Ventry – Irish Gothic Fiction for St Patrick’s Day.

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.”

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, aContinue reading “Women in Horror Month 2018 – The Finish…and a little about my own dark fiction.”

And We’re off!! Women in Horror Month 2018 Starts with birthday bang.

  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 theyContinue reading “And We’re off!! Women in Horror Month 2018 Starts with birthday bang.”

WiHM – Women In Horror Month 2018 – Bring it!

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 DContinue reading “WiHM – Women In Horror Month 2018 – Bring it!”

A Nightmare is Born – Wave hello to my latest offspring

  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 soContinue reading “A Nightmare is Born – Wave hello to my latest offspring”