Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

I first stumbled upon The Order Of The Good Death when I was creating the first issue of Wyrd Words & Effigies Magazine earlier on in the year, and I've been popping back ever since. To discover that its founder the wonderful and beautiful and funny Caitlin Doughty had published a book was extremely exciting,… Continue reading Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Attention Wyrd Writers…The North Calls

Does your heart have a space reserved for the folklore of Scandinavia? Do you write poetry or prose? Could you create a piece of writing about the creatures that dwell in the mountains, forests and fjords? If you think you could weave a few thousand words into a literary feast, then have a read of… Continue reading Attention Wyrd Writers…The North Calls

Arctic Blue

A  flash fiction piece from my upcoming book 'In the hours of Darkness - writings about death and dying.' Arctic Blue I feed you a handful of pancakes and kiss the white, silky top of your head, while you carefully munch. The pancakes are soft, they have to be, and you make so little noise.… Continue reading Arctic Blue

Spreading The Dark Word

If you would like to see your creative work featured and reviewed on Wyrd Words & Effigies, don't hesitate to get in touch. I established this blog (and soon to be magazine) with the goal of celebrating all that is strange, and like nothing better than spreading the dark word about oddities that I believe… Continue reading Spreading The Dark Word

The Morbid Anatomy Museum

Tonight (US time) something dark and wonderful will open in Brooklyn, New York City. The Morbid Anatomy Museum includes a library, a classroom, cafe, gift shop and gallery for temporary exhibitions. The exhibition they're opening with tonight is entitled 'The Art of Mourning.' My heart jumps just thinking of all the gloriously morbid artifacts and images… Continue reading The Morbid Anatomy Museum

Black Metal: Evolution of the Cult

In my cabin in Norway, holding my copy of Black Metal: Evolution of the Cult by Dayal Patterson. If black metal is an important factor in your life you need this on your bookshelf. Buy it here.