Tag: gothic

Shallow Creek Update (1/10/18)

*From the pages of Mallum Colt’s journal* Well Hello there, my little writing ghoulies, I’ve been nestled at the back of my curiosity shop busily reading all your entries during the month of September, and have some very exciting news for you all. The Shallow Creek anthology has locked in its blood curdling stories. What

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BASEMENT OF HORRORS: ZOMBIE TRANSFUSION

It’s that time of the year again when all things creepy and crawly surface from beneath the rotting floor-boards, so in true resurrection fashion we’re bringing back the Basement of Horrors from STORGY’s archives. Unfortunately we haven’t had time to put together a new Basement of Horrors section this year, as we’ve been working hard

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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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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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Shallow Creek Teaser

Welcome to Shallow Creek… You’ll never want to leave. We’re counting down the days until May 31st when we’ll be making a BIG announcement. So stay tuned…

BOOK REVIEW: I Am Legend – The Folio Society Edition by Richard Matheson

When you decide to read I Am Legend it’s great to have a bit of historical perspective of a literary persuasion which aids in lifting this novel from a generic genre piece into a ‘classic‘ genre piece, and with that in mind, you discover that Matheson deserves all the adoration and praise for such a

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BOOK REVIEW: The Haunting of Henry Twist by Rebecca F. John

When I read the title of the book and saw the image on the cover, I immediately expected The Haunting of Henry Twist to be a Gothic tale. Yet, without giving too much away, the haunting referred to in the title is less a paranormal presence and more the psychological aftermath of trauma and tragedy.

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