Review : Suspira Magazine – The Monster Issue

When I found out that Dreadful Press - the home to the astoundingly good Sabat Magazine - were putting out another publication, I was on it like a whippet. Sadly, at the time of the launch of Suspira : The Monster Issue, I was skint (it's a running theme this, folks) and didn't have the… Continue reading Review : Suspira Magazine – The Monster Issue

Cave Mouth Debut Music Video

I've been sharing music videos on Wyrd Words & Effigies since 2013, and not once did it ever occur to me that one day I'd be sharing my own. Yes dear readers, today Cave Mouth releases its debut music video A HEX ON YOUR HEAD! We collaborated with the immensely talented artist and filmmaker Lagomorphosis… Continue reading Cave Mouth Debut Music Video

Wyrd Words Book Club : My Heart Is A Forest PDF

For anyone who would like to read my poetry collection My Heart Is A Forest and support my work, PDF copies are available at my Etsy store for just £1! A father kills an elusive pale fox and pays for the death with his sanity. The Barghest, Black Annis and other dark creatures of British… Continue reading Wyrd Words Book Club : My Heart Is A Forest PDF

Sound Of The Day : Horzines Stara

It was by pure, glorious chance that I happened upon French musical outfit Horzines Stara today. Thank you Bandcamp! I know zilch about this project...yet, but I DO know that I'm infatuated with Wayfaring Stranger, an American folk tune from the early 19th Century and the first track from their EP Ces Voûtes. The vibes… Continue reading Sound Of The Day : Horzines Stara

Wyrd Words Book Club : We Don’t Go Back

Of all the titles of all the books I've read this year (nearing 60 now) I think We Don't Go Back is my favourite. And the cover...THE COVER YOU GUYS! Normally I'm not one for overly colourful cover art, but this has all the right feels. I'm racing to finish The Familiars by Stacey Halls… Continue reading Wyrd Words Book Club : We Don’t Go Back

Mind In The Dark : Good Things That Have Happened This Weekend

One of the things that I don’t think many people know about me is that I live in a constant state of severe anxiety. It affects pretty much every moment of my waking and sleeping (yes, it gets me in my dreams too) life. The moments when I don’t feel suffocated by the pressure of… Continue reading Mind In The Dark : Good Things That Have Happened This Weekend

An Evening Walk

I had an alright day yesterday. Feels uber weird writing that. But I did. Well, until about 5pm when my mood went downhill too fast for me to try and snatch it back. I'd wanted to go for an evening walk, catch some autumn textures with my camera and watch some spiders spinning. I'd been… Continue reading An Evening Walk

Sound Of The Day : Chelsea Wolfe

The frame of mind I've been in recently hasn't enabled me to listen to much music. I'd put something on and find I wasn't able to absorb it, and, after a few minutes or sometimes even less, I'd need to click off and retreat back into silence. Now, don't get me wrong, I need my… Continue reading Sound Of The Day : Chelsea Wolfe

Wyrd Words Book Club : Some Will Not Sleep

I think most folk have heard about The Ritual by now, be it via the movie on Netflix or the original novel. Well, for this week's Wyrd Word's Book Club Read, I've chosen Some Will Not Sleep by Adam Nevill, the author of The Ritual. Some Will Not Sleep is a collection of Nevill's best… Continue reading Wyrd Words Book Club : Some Will Not Sleep