Book review: 100 Word Horrors – Anthology

  Writing is hard work. Crafting an original story is not an easy thing, be it a novel, novella, novelette, short story, any format really. But what if you tried to tell a story in only 100 words? 100 Word Horrors crams in a lot of ideas and themes. I’d describe this as a fun…

Book review: Sussex Horror Stories – Anthology

  As I’ve said numerous times at this here blog, I do love a themed anthology and I was instantly drawn towards this particular one as I am a huge fan of small-town horror stories. I recently devoured Shadows Over Mainstreet vol 2 and absolutely adored it. SOMS expertly delivered on the small-town atmosphere and added…

Guest post: Mark Cassell on his Sussex Horrors

  For as long as I can remember, age, desolation, and imperfection have intrigued me. Through my waking hours, I see the gaps in brickwork, the cracked paint on a windowsill, the frown on someone’s face or even the faint scar along their jawline. It’s not that I see unhappiness everywhere, and of course, nothing…

Book Review: Chaos Halo – Mark Cassell

Mark Cassell escapes the Shadow Fabric and turns his hand to writing science fiction with pleasing results. Broken up into six parts ‘Chaos Halo: Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Kill’ follows the story of Abigail; A sort of cyborg who escapes from the ruling power and goes on a bloody mission through a future landscape to find…