Number Seven

The following story is taken from Basement Tales. See afterword for details on how to order from Amazon, or direct from the author. You can find other free fiction over in the Fiction section of the site including stories from You Could Make a Killing - If you like horror/ dark fantasy go for Basement Tales,... Continue Reading →

Adventures in Babysitting

This is a story that didn't make it into You Could Make a Killing, but could have done...if you want to read more like this, you'll find them in that collection - available in paperback, Kindle, or if you have Kindle Unlimited, as part of your free allowance.   * I arrived five minutes before... Continue Reading →

A Movie for Halloween

So it's that time of the year again, and once I've finished scaring the bejesus out of the local kids (I'm on a strict warning to tone things down, after 'the-night-no-one-came because 'what the hell was that you put in your window?-incident-of-2016....') and doling out enough sweets to push Cadbury's shares up by another 2%,... Continue Reading →

The Trick or Treat Perspective

A bit of Halloween free fiction...notes at the end... The Trick or Treat Perspective The man watched surreptitiously as his son approached the door. The boy walked forward tentatively and the man, from his hiding place, willed him on. Tommy had insisted on the sack-cloth looking latex mask – the one with stitched over lips... Continue Reading →

Throwback Thursday: Movies of 2011: Video

Once more into the Yikes of Yesteryear... Because Joe was too tied up in School work (ahem) we took a different approach, as he was introduced to some of the classics which formed his list. Oh, and my true feelings for Claudia Winkleman were nearly exposed for the world to see.

The 100% Detective

Rather than a short story today I thought I'd share an work in progress - the opening of the novel/ screenplay (working on them simultaneously) 'The 100% Detective.' The full story should be available early in 2019. Follow this blog to make sure you keep up to date, and any comments welcome! * Chapter 1... Continue Reading →

Authors: An Extended Profile of Joe R. Lansdale

Series Note: This is one of a series of 10 posts looking at my favourite authors writing today. Not just the writers I like; I’m talking the ones I pre-order anything new that they release and spend unhealthy amounts of time and money searching out back catalogue books that have been written under pseudonyms or via... Continue Reading →

5 Novellas* to Read Part 3: the books.

* That aren't actually Novellas. So, having defined in overly simplistic terms the novella in part 1, and discussed five books which could, sort of in a general kind of way, be considered to be novellas in part 2, this post blurs the line even further by looking at 5 short novels that all fall... Continue Reading →

Ten Underappreciated Comedy Films (part 1 of 2)

Another one of them there list things...some comedies that didn't necessarily break the Box Office, but all out there and easy to find. Once again, in no particular order... Sing Street (2016) Set in 1980’s Dublin, Sing Street sees fourteen-year-old Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo), trying to settle in at a new school while dealing with family... Continue Reading →