Welcome to this year’s second instalment of recently read fiction that’s made an impact on me. Short fiction Resting Bitch Face, by Lucie McKnight Hardy (from the collection, Dead Relatives … Continue reading The Creased Spine Bookshelf 2/22
Four banging stories that stood out in June and one novel recommendation for you. Short fiction A Thousand Acres of English Soil by Benjamin Myers (from the collection, Male Tears, … Continue reading The Creased Spine Bookshelf
This is something new that I’d like to try out for a while. I’m reading so many cracking stories that I feel compelled to shout about them. So, here we … Continue reading The Creased Spine Bookshelf – February 2021
House of Leaves by Mark Z Danielewski is a brick of a book. Inside is text within text, typed and printed, inverted or spiraling, upside down and downside up. With … Continue reading Reviewed: House of Leaves
A lovely reader has given my short story, Magic, its first review, and I am absolutely delighted. The star review says, Magic delivers a great dose of dark matter that … Continue reading 5 Star Review for Magic!
Some writers may try to wring compliments out of any comment made about their work. For writers that delve into horror fiction, I think this could be true even when what has been said seems quite the contrary. For instance, when the writing group I belong to met on Tuesday evening, one of my fellow writers said of my chapter: “makes me want to wash my hands.” In this particular case, job done.