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Friday, 16 October 2020

 Where are you, Mr East? Your blog seems to have gone to sleep. Are you hiding in the cellar from the Coronavirus?

Sunday, 24 November 2019

Defilement


Defilement is the right title!
Having enjoyed The Eve of St Eligius, I made an effort to get hold of the second 'Eldritch collection', Wish Man's Wood. However I was disappointed to find that a male perspective was taken most of the time. Defilement was perfectly horrible in this respect.

Thursday, 14 November 2019

Seeing a Ghost?

Any of the odd sightings I've had in my life can be rationalised away as mistakes, tired eyes, imagination and so on. I find this most difficult to do in the case of something I saw in my first decade.

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

Lovecraft


I'm not sure why all this fuss is being made about the word ELDRITCH.  Howard Phillips Lovecraft was using it many years ago.

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Christianity?

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 Eldritch Collections

The Eve of St Eligius #1
Wish Man's Wood # 2

       The Eldritch                 Collections
                                  by

           Tom East


                                           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.

Sunday, 13 October 2019

Eldritch: Meaning

ELDRITCH’ is a word of uncertain origin. Nowadays it means ‘otherworldly’ in a general sense. However, it probably derives from the Germanic ‘elf reich’, reich meaning realm –i.e. ‘the realm of the elves’. See more about ABRACADABRA AND OTHER MAGIC WORDS by clicking HERE.