I am a writer of fiction, not a poet, but when a poetry-reading event was announced for the recent Stand Bi Us online forum I felt inspired. The fact that it had the awesomely punny title of Bi-Ambic Pan-Tameter made it all the more alluring. I had an idea rattling around in my head that […]
A couple of years ago I collaborated with Clint McCleary, the game developer responsible for creating the creepy horror game Infliction. He asked me to write a short piece of fiction to expand the world of the game, and the result was The Dark Below, which you can read on the Infliction website.
You may have heard of /r/nosleep, a subreddit dedicated to reader-submitted horror stories that, as per the title, primarily aim to give you trouble sleeping. There’s a low-level roleplaying-ish shared-world in-character flavour to it, in that the posting and commenting rules state that “everything is true”, even when it obviously isn’t, or the stories are […]
This post contains MAJOR SPOILERS for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. If you have not seen the film and do not wish to have its plot spoiled for you, stop reading right now. Watch videos of cute ducklings instead. Last chance… Okay, here we go. The Force Awakens leaves a lot of unanswered questions, but […]
I have begun a new blog, separate to this one, titled Black Odyssey. This is a metafiction project, taking the events that occur while I play the science fiction computer game Elite Dangerous and weaving them into a fictional narrative. The inspiration for this blog was seeded when I upgraded my starting ship, the tiny […]
Google for “two sentence horror stories” and you will find some great examples, primarily this creepy-as-all-hell Reddit thread. The idea is as follows: in just two sentences, present a self-contained story that is creepy, disturbing, or downright freaky. Being a big fan of horror, I was inspired to write my own. “I’m in here!” I […]
So, here’s the new site. A tad plain, isn’t it? The reason this blog is so spartan is that I decided the right time to launch my own blog was right in the middle of video game peak season, when I have absolutely no spare time at all. I should be playing a game right […]