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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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FICTION: 13Dark Issue #2 Cursed Crossings

13Dark Issue #2 Cursed Crossings is officially out in the world! The darkness has been unleashed from the minds of four writers… Will you follow them on their Cursed Crossing to territories dark and unknown? †3Dark is a project that aims to publish radical fiction by both new and established voices. Joseph Sale is the editor

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SHALLOW CREEK Short Story Competition: LONGLIST

We are pleased to announce the long list of the SHALLOW CREEK Short Story competition In Alphabetical order, the long-listed finalists are: * Nick Adams – Tide – Erik Bergstrom – The Soil of Stonier Hearts –  Simon Billinton – Blood Moon Bob – Daniel Carpenter – Arrowhead – Marion Coleman – Anchor – J. Stuart

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FILM REVIEW: Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley (2018) is not the story of Mary Shelley’s life, despite the title. Her life was one long gothic nightmare. She endured untold grief, beginning with her mother (famous proto-feminist Mary Wollstonecraft) who died giving birth to her. She then outlived as a young adult, in a relatively short period time, her half-sister Fanny,

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FILM REVIEW: How It Ends

Summary : A series of disasters appears to be hitting the USA. A young man (Theo James) has to get all the way across America to save his pregnant fiancee (Kat Graham) with the help of her ex-militarily father (Forest Whitaker), who hates his guts. Netflix tries its hand at funding an end of the

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FILM REVIEW: Hereditary

So let me get this started. I’m a huge horror fan. I read it, write it, and watch it. I’m the guy that refuses to watch trailers of upcoming films so I can get an untainted idea of a film while on the escalators coming from the tube or when a double-decker bus crawls past

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What makes a good story? This is a question I’m often asked, my little lemon drizzles, and depending on who you ask, the results often oscillate from ‘the characters need to be empathetic to the reader,’ to ‘it needs a good plot.’ Other people will tell you that you need to ‘channel what you know’,

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Macabre Mallum

So, my little putrid jellyfishes, I do sincerely hope you’ve enjoyed the weekend. In Shallow Creek the weather was blisteringly hot, so hot in fact that the devil himself was sat somewhere wondering how he could change his ways for the better. The residents of Shallow Creek were all out in force with their best

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Silverpine Forest – Shallow Creek

If you go down to the woods today, you’ll be in for a great surprise! STORGY welcomes you to Shallow Creek, where every alley leads to a dead end… Mallum Colt, owner and proprietor of ‘Colt’s Curiosity Corner,’ came into possession of a scratched, portable dictation machine. It was found on a tree-stump in the

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FILM REVIEW: Funny Cow

The mid 1970’s were a bleak time for comedy: If you need proof, just check out the lapel sizes in Granada ‘variety’ series The Comedians. You could count the number of women comics on one hand – though one of the few who made it was Sheffield born Marti Caine, who beat Victoria Wood to win

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