Thursday, 15 September 2011
Dark Thoughts and Demons.
Finally I have that short story book out of the way and can get back to writing those novels. It's available in print and PDF and I'm working on a Kindle version which is fiddly but feasible. I hope to get the earlier one onto Kindle also.
This is nastier than the earlier collection. There are a couple of purely-human stories here and humans are far more dangerous than anything Hell can conjure up. Some of the stories appeared here in the past, so here's a list with links to the already-released ones:
The Ship - Possibly the gentlest ghost story I have ever written. Included in this collection just to prove I'm not a total bloody psycho.
In Another Life (new title)
The Gate Race - One of my most psychotic stories so far. A psychoanalyst could get a thesis out of this one.
The Life of Water - Every cliche busted for fun. No, the main character does not run out of petrol and no, he's not going the wrong way on the back roads and no, none of the people he meets are hillbilly psychos. But then, you just know something's going to spoil his day...
Fireman - Sometimes the monsters are the good guys.
‘...and to dust we shall return’ - A little black comedy. Well, I laughed when someone came back from Hell to reanimate his corpse, only to find he'd been cremated.
One Stop after Marchway
The Ignorant Assassin (new title)
Time-slice - a one-page quickie with a hint of blood. Just a hint.
The Skeleton Closet (new title)
And also, tucked in the back...
Well, that's that one dealt with. Best get some sleep.
Posted by Leg-iron at 04:54