|Defilement is the right title!|
Sunday, 24 November 2019
Thursday, 14 November 2019
I was around eight years old, or at any rate of an age when I was trusted to bathe myself but not to run the water at the right temperature. After running my bath my mother called me upstairs. I went up the stairs, not bothering to switch on the light since the bathroom light was on. As I neared the top, a shape (it seemed to be two-dimensional) fluttered through the house wall to my right, undulated quickly close to my face and then passed through the bedroom wall on my left. I wasn't particularly frightened; more surprised than anything else. I didn't even mention what I'd seen to my mother.
Above I've made a rough drawing. As you can see whatever it was didn't have much shape. The important thing missing is the fast undulating, wriggling motion it made. My house was a modern one in London of about the same age as me and it was built on farmland, so there's no 'old dark house' element involved.
Wednesday, 6 November 2019
Wednesday, 23 October 2019
I read the first edition if The Eve of St Eligius. Nearly all of the stories were good but I couldn't help noticing that many of them were written from a CHRISTIAN viewpoint - like Dream Honeymoon for instance: surely a succubus is a demon lifted straight from the Christian Bible? But the story that convinced me I must be right was The Contract of One Thousand. In this you have the hero saying 'In those days I was very firmly a non-believer...'
Tuesday, 22 October 2019
|The Eve of St Eligius #1|
|Wish Man's Wood # 2|
The Eldritch Collections
A NEW edition of the first collection, The Eve of St Eligius, is available from 1st November, 2019. The second collection, Wish Man's Wood, appears on 30th November, 2019. Click HERE for more information.