fiction, horror, writing


To celebrate the launch of my horror novel yesterday, I thought I’d share the first line (or several) of 7 Days in Hell for #FirstlineFriday. Enjoy! Rain obscured the front windscreen as Irene nosed her battered red Renault Clio down the narrow country lane. She hunched her slender body over the steering wheel. Even with… Continue reading #FirstLineFriday

fiction, horror, short story

For Whom The Bell Tolls by Iseult Murphy

With the launch tomorrow of my horror novel, 7 Days in Hell, I thought I’d introduce you to one of the characters from the book. Father Felix McBride, parish priest of Knockpatrick parish. This story takes place some years before the book, when Father McBride was a lowly curate in another parish. Enjoy! Father Felix… Continue reading For Whom The Bell Tolls by Iseult Murphy

blogaversary, fantasy, fiction, short story

Because the Night by Iseult Murphy

This story is dedicated to my friend, David Rae. His writing inspires me, and he is very supportive of my work. Click on his name to visit his blog, where he has many stories free to read. Kathy had forgotten it was the night of the full moon until a collar of white fur, like… Continue reading Because the Night by Iseult Murphy

blogaversary, fiction, horror, short story, writing

The Woods Today by Iseult Murphy

I had hoped to submit to Blood Bound Books anthology, Burnt Fur, but like many things, I didn’t make it. Joseph Sale encouraged me to write a story on the anthology theme anyway (he has a great story about ducks in the book). Therefore, I present to you my story for this week - The… Continue reading The Woods Today by Iseult Murphy

buddy read, fantasy, fiction

Buddy Read with Joe @The Dumbest Blog Ever

The Odyssey is a fascinating book (Homer must be raking in the royalties after all these years), and I couldn’t think of a better person to read it with than Joe. If you don’t know Joe, you should check out his blog The Dumbest Blog Ever. Don’t be fooled by its title, it is totally… Continue reading Buddy Read with Joe @The Dumbest Blog Ever