Kitchen Sink Gothic: “tales of darkness and horror, of the supernatural and the weird within the overall framework of the social realism of the kitchen sink drama.” – David Riley, … Continue reading Kitchen Sink Gothic 2
Reviewed: Mexican Gothic
Mexican Gothic is alive with mansions and cemeteries, forests and mist, hauntings and rot; it swims in the murk of politics and ethics; it courts mad passion. As for monsters, … Continue reading Reviewed: Mexican Gothic
We Are Gathered – audio version
I have just received a rough recording of my story, We Are Gathered. It was recorded live in the Anglican chapel at Arnos Vale Cemetery on a stormy October evening, … Continue reading We Are Gathered – audio version
By The Graveside
As Ophelia waved her tail in farewell and our very own Brian approached with all the stormy power its name suggests, our Tales From The Graveyard, the proposed tour of Arnos Vale with accompanying fiction, was limited to the Anglican chapel that crowns the cemetery’s hill.
The austerity of the building combined with candlelight shadows was the perfect gothic setting for our readings of the macabre and the horrible. And with an added soundman, Rich Jeffery, there maybe an audio book of the event in the future.
Among the North Bristol Writers that took part were:
Pete Sutton, Maria Herring who was reading a story by Kevlin Henney, Chrissey Harrison, Justin Newland, Clare Dornan, Jay Millington, Ian Millsted, and Piotr Sweitlik,
With the poet B Adriaens reading my contribution this ghoulish evening was concluded.
With thanks to the Arnos Vale staff – great coffee, by the way – and, of course, our audience – I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!
Look out for the Tales From The Graveyard print anthology in 2018
Arnos Vale Cemetery
Took my son for a jolly in Arnos Vale Cemetery today – I know, he’s a lucky lad, right?
My work in progress, We Are Gathered, will hopefully be performed here in October, so I wanted to get a feel for the place. After an explore through the shadows and having collected over a hundred and twenty photos (ones featured salvaged from the mass of photobombings), I have enough to start on the second draft.
Arnos Vale is a forty-five acre Victorian Garden Cemetery alive with nature trails, a Forest school, guided tours, hidden symbols, underground tunnels and weddings, in the heart of the vibrant UK city of Bristol. For more info, visit www.arnosvale.org
The Widow’s Jar
A wonderfully macabre piece that promises to keep me amused for hours.
” The Widow’s Jar” automaton by Thomas Kuntz from Thomas Kuntz Aka ” Haxanthrobo” on Vimeo.
No Tricks Just Treats from MUP this Hallowe’en.
More on the special MUP Hallowe’en offer. To get your 30% discount on their gothic list simply go to the MUP website and enter Halloween16 at the checkout. Offer expires at midnight on 31st October……don’t wait for the witching hour get spooky book shopping now!! Halloween Special Offer
via Hallowe’en Special Offer from Manchester University Press — Open Graves, Open Minds
In the hour we killed
Yesterday had been bookmarked for location research. St Austell, Cornwall was the destination and we set off early in the morning before the heavens opened and turned the roads to … Continue reading In the hour we killed
News that my ghost story, Leave The Living Alone, has been accepted for publication by a British magazine specialising in the Gothic genre has made my weekend. Details to follow.
Illustrated Police News anthology (2014)
Felicity Cinch is a much-desired burlesque artiste and the heroine of this flash fiction piece. The story is included in Firbolg Publishing’s Gothic Anthology, The Rogues Gallery. Edited by Dr. … Continue reading Illustrated Police News anthology (2014)