Short Story: Dead Elise

~Happy Halloween! In honour of the holiday, please enjoy this: the titular story from my short horror story collection Dead Elise & Other Stories, which you can download an e-copy of for free ~ It’s easy to grow familiar with the dead. They have become such a ubiquitous part of our culture. Death is cheap these …

Short Story: The Erebus Plant

~This story is part of my short horror story collection Dead Elise & Other Stories, which you can download an e-copy of for free ~ September 12 Midnight Somwýr Estate, Study I return from the excavation site empty-handed and disheartened. Where Mr. Wallace promised ancient secrets, we found only dusty ruins. Empty ruins, after half a …

Short Story: One Cup to the Dead Already

~If you haven’t already, consider downloading a free copy of my collection Dead Elise & Other Stories~ Jean-Charles’s palm was slick with sweat around the rapier hilt. He looked at Léandre, desperately hoping that his friend would step in and interrupt the duel before it started. He had always been able to get Jean-Charles out of …

New Story Out: His Embrace

“Though he had made no sound in coming, she knew he had appeared. His very scent enveloped her, musky and warm like an intoxicating drink. She shut her eyes, surrendering herself to his embrace.” Dear all, Go read my gothic flash fiction story ‘His Embrace’ over on Love Letters to Poe. It’s a quick, free …

New Story Out: A Murder of Crows

“Everywhere she went, she saw another omen, or another sign of something that did not fully congeal with reality as she had always understood it. Simple things, like the way crows were always staring at her, or the cockroach that crawled out of a frozen microwave meal packet, or the violent thunder that began one …

Short Story: Ka

For your reading pleasure, here is a short story I wrote earlier in the year: Ka Ramesses II stood looking out across his city, the seat of his great kingdom. It vanished somewhere beyond the horizon, stretching farther than any mortal man could see. In the distant west, Ra’s sun-barque was descending into the Duat, …