Tag: Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix

Horror is arguably the only genre defined by an emotion, a sensation. And good Horror, whether it be supernatural, psychological or otherwise, must make us feel. Of course, all good writing should make us feel something, but with Horror, there is a particular import to this. The burden of eliciting emotion in the reader falls

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FICTION: Monsters by Hamish Campbell

It was out of the darkness the monsters came. Screaming beasts, with hands of flame, lunged out of the inky black with a stomach churning cry that tore into your brain like the teeth of a lion. Wrenched from your dreams so suddenly, there was no time to think. Panicked, you ran. You all did.

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FICTION: Keep It Up Kid by Daniel Soule

No matter how much he might not want to, Jody was going to wake up today. His ex-wife was ringing the doorbell, impatiently slapping him into consciousness, along with a moderate hangover. A bottle of beer didn’t help. Sitting where his alarm clock should have been, the bottle took a dive when Jody swiped for

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BOOK REVIEW: The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham

The book is set in the aftermath of a meteor storm that left everyone who witnessed it blind. As the story begins, the sighted are only few and the end of modern civilisation is in its first few hours of crumbling. In the background are strange plants, the Triffids, engineered and grown to aid the

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BOOK REVIEW: Who Let The Gods Out by Maz Evans

‘Who Let the Gods Out’ is Maz Evans debut in Children’s fiction and was published by Chicken House in February 2017. There is a sequel to this called ‘Simply The Quest’ coming out later this year and rumblings of a third and fourth book in the series coming in 2018 – but more about that

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FICTION: From a Corner of the Room by Lee Wadmore

Mumma! Mumma! I can count up to 22 before she looks up, but she won’t look at me. She will stare at the television again today. People are shouting, and someone is fighting but I don’t know why. I think they are sad. A man wants to hit another man. I don’t know why Mumma

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FICTION: Curious Bicarbonate by Adam Death

Just about the worst thing I ever made came from a packet of bicarbonate of soda and four premium white bread rolls. It all cost less than a pound. It wasn’t actually my idea, but that doesn’t mean I wasn’t to blame. And no matter how old I finally get, I’ll never again try to

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BOOK REVIEW: Don’t be a Dick Pete by Stuart Heritage

If you’re an only child, congratulations – you’ve done well. Siblings are an unending shitstorm of abuse and embarrassment. That’s the case even when your brothers and sisters are vastly inferior to you, as in my case. Don’t be dick, Pete is Guardian journalist Stuart Heritage’s article of impeachment against his younger brother. It lists

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FICTION: At The End Of My Tether by Charlotte Silveston

Taking your life is a big decision, but then again it isn’t really a decision at all. Decision implies that there is a choice. (one Seroxat every morning and you’ll be right as rain) Tonight my wife is out and I will hang myself. Over the past few days I have spent a lot of

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FICTION: Asmad by Eliot Keirl

Last known written correspondence of case 219A 8C. The patient asked for this to be sent to his friend ‘Asmad’, despite having no known friends, relatives or associates that go by such a name. It’s me. I’ll cut to the chase… I think on some level the drumming had always been there, or at least

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