fiction, horror, short story, writing

Room With A View by Iseult Murphy

Sapphire plucked the Polaroid camera from the stomach of the man spreadeagled on the hotel room floor. If she’d performed the ritual correctly, the object should have had enough time to absorb the qualities she wanted. The book promised inter dimensional travel through illustrated portals, but she’d only have one chance to cross over, so… Continue reading Room With A View by Iseult Murphy

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A Confession by William F Aicher

A life laid bare. A captive audience. It’s confession time. A man reveals details of his life to another, but can he be trusted? This is a very ambitious novel. Writing in second person is always difficult, and the problem of keeping the reader engaged is magnified with a book written completely in second person… Continue reading A Confession by William F Aicher

fiction, horror, short story, writing

They’re Coming To Get You by Iseult Murphy

Nina saw the overturned boat first, caught up in the weeds near the side of the lake, and then the dozen dead bodies sprawled naked on the shore. Dad had brought her to the park to feed the ducks, but he’d forgotten the bread, and now he sat on the bench glued to his phone.… Continue reading They’re Coming To Get You by Iseult Murphy

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Juniper by Ross Jeffery

A book billed as surreal, terrifying and darkly humorous, but which unfortunately didn’t hit me on any of those levels. Juniper is set in a forgotten dust bowl of a town in the US, which recently experienced a flood and is now in the midst of a drought. The action centers on two women. Betty,… Continue reading Juniper by Ross Jeffery