Saturday, 30 March 2019

Thursday, 28 March 2019

P Squared, chapter 3

(CW today for office politics, murder and staff toilets.)

A body hurtles past P and Klaire as they’re heading down yet another stone stairwell, a man in a shirt and tie who tumbles awkwardly head over arse like a ragdoll, before ending up face-down on the landing with what looks like a half-dozen metal rods sticking out of his back.

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

P Squared, chapter 2

When she’s done explaining to P their role and has handed over a key to the stationery cupboard, Rina Symons introduces P to the Publications Assistant — “Pubs”, not introduced any other way — and the Quality Officer — the man, likewise. Symons tells the Publications Assistant to take P to Klaire, in the next office.

Monday, 25 March 2019

On a Thousand Walls #17: The People Under the Stairs (1991)

So. I'm a Bram Stoker Award Nominee. We Don't Go Back: A Watcher's Guide to Folk Horror got the nomination for Superior Achievement in nonfiction after all, and holy crap, is all I can say. No chance of going to Michigan for the ceremony, but still. I get a certificate and everything. In the meantime, let's get back on the horse writingwise.

I haven't managed much the last couple of months, for various reasons, not least a bad case of shingles, but let's start strong and ideological and everything with Wes Craven's chucklesome yet political horrorshow,which is a film about racism (which means that people in it do racism) and features some miserable child abuse (so you have been warned). Of course there are spoilers.

Friday, 22 March 2019

P Squared, chapter 1

(Today! The beginning of the resurrection of my sci-fi/horror/comedy, P Squared, never finished, and with some written chapters never seen. Did I say never finished? Well, that may change. Depends on what you think, innit. This first one I'm putting up gratis, while later chapters are going to go to my Patreon first, and appearing here a week later. You lucky people. And yes, the first part is part iv. Don't sweat it. I mean if it worked for George Lucas.)

part iv. clerical assistance

Friday, 8 March 2019

Ninja Postman

(Until very recently, this was, I honestly thought, the thing the most people would remember me for)