Tag: dark fiction

Lanny by Max Porter

Well I am a huge fan of Max Porter, his writing to me is always a joy to read as he has such a hold over the written word with his prose being quite poetic, with each word fighting for its right to be included in the storytelling, and the deftly constructed prose he offers

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BOOK REVIEW: Disturbing the Beast by Various Authors Edited by Nici West

Well, what do we have here then? An anthology…by women! How preposterous…it shouldn’t be allowed! That my friends is why Boudicca Press exist and why they are so very special. They’ve blasted out of the gate and are tearing up the track with this delightfully put together anthology, featuring, you guessed it, a full female

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BOOK REVIEW: Slender Man by Anonymous

Lauren Bailey has disappeared, and Matt is having nightmares. I don’t often read horror, though I’m not sure why as I love horror films, but the Slender Man urban legend is such an intriguing pop-culture focus that I really wanted to read this one. I found the story gripping and the composition expertly crafted. The

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BOOK REVIEW: Don’t Try This at Home by Angela Readman

Don’t Try This at Home by Angela Readman is an exceptional and masterful collection of short stories. It contains the short story ‘The Keeper of the Jackalopes‘ which won her the 2013 Costa Short Story Award – plus another twelve mouth-watering offerings which in there own rights could be award winners too. The collection kept

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BOOK REVIEW: The Loosening Skin by Aliya Whiteley

The Loosening Skin is so unique, and breathtakingly weird that one can’t help but stand back and be amazed. It’s a new breed of horror from a strikingly powerful emerging talent and a book that I just couldn’t get enough of – I read the whole thing in a couple of sittings, such is the

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BEST BOOKS: Emily Harrison’s Best Books Read in 2018

We asked Emily Harrison one of our STORGY Reviewers what her best books of 2018 were and below are her findings… 2018 has been a year full of words – I’ve started [finally] writing and submitting my work, but I’ve also started reading more [which is odd considering I did an English degree for three

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FICTION: Hope is a Rusty Knife by Daniel Soule

“we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and the stars, as if we were villains by necessity, fools by heavenly compulsion” King Lear  Behind them lay the terror of besieged cities, and ahead? They did not know. Only that it was a better choice, the only choice they had. The whole country

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Project 13 Dark Issue #2 – Cursed Crossing – CROWDFUNDING

Hello and welcome! Come closer! My name is Joseph Sale, author and editor and Storgy contributor of yore. Sometimes I’m called The Mindflayer by those who know my true form, and today I’m here to tell you about a new venture in need of your help. Ah, yes, you’ve tried to step away but now

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BOOK REVIEW: Madame Zero by Sarah Hall

Sarah Hall knows how to unsettle. She knows how to write the eerie and construct the magnetic – prose that pulls you and begs to be read. She knows too, how to disturb, and of the nine stories in Madame Zero, perhaps disturb is the best way to describe them. Each have elements of the

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EXIT EARTH LAUNCH NIGHT!

On December 12th the STORGY team, alongside some of the writers and illustrators of the new EXIT EARTH anthology were showcasing their literary prowess and launching the hotly anticipated book of dark fiction on an unsuspecting world. Champagne, wine and beer were consumed with great vigour and many friendships were made. Below are some of

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