Four Darkly Inclined Poetry Videos

I have a daughter. She's nearly nine months. When she decides she wants a nap, be that at 2pm or 2am (she's not a predictable baby) I take the opportunity to make a video from one of my poems. Here are four I've made over the past four days. I'm new to this folks, so… Continue reading Four Darkly Inclined Poetry Videos

UTBURD – An Illustrated Short Story

If you’re partial to some Scandinavian folk horror (and let's be honest, if you're here it's more than likely that you are) you may enjoy UTBURD, a short story I've written (that started life as a poem) which has been illustrated by Alessia Brusco, an Italian artist based in Sweden. It’s a tale about a… Continue reading UTBURD – An Illustrated Short Story

Support The Dark Arts

October is literally panting on the doorstep and clawing to be let in...and are you ready for it? How about investing in a dark, and obscure tote bag ready to stuff with Halloween goodness...as well as the bread, milk and sugar? And a spiral notebook to carry in your bag at all times, ready for… Continue reading Support The Dark Arts

Writing In The Dark : 3 Prompts For Short Stories

I am reading a lot of short stories right now...but the majority I'm abandoning half-way through because they're not satisfying me enough. Nowhere near in fact. And it's really bloody disappointing. A good, strong, memorable (ideally terrifying) short story can be as nourishing as a hot meal after a hard day. Dissatisfied with my reading… Continue reading Writing In The Dark : 3 Prompts For Short Stories

4 Wyrd Crates I Want To Subscribe To Today

How late am I to this crate subscription thing? I have the feeling it's been quite a long while since it kicked off, at least a couple of years. But like usual, I'm late to the party and scrabbling to catch up. My first introduction to the craze was via Witch Casket and Wioleth, who… Continue reading 4 Wyrd Crates I Want To Subscribe To Today

The Zodiac Reimagined By Shawn Cross

I haven't been reading my star signs much lately. My obsession with doing so sort of fizzled out a little while ago because my mental health wasn't on top form, and everything was looking quite negative. I started to become, well, a tad afraid. I've been reading my signs since I was under double figures… Continue reading The Zodiac Reimagined By Shawn Cross

Dress Me In Horror : Part IV

I have been thinking about The Babadook a lot lately...predominately because I have to go into the bowels of the fucking earth to get my bike, and down in the cellar its dark as shit. For reasons unbeknown, I've started to think he's going to turn up at the end of the corridor when I… Continue reading Dress Me In Horror : Part IV

Dress Me In Horror : Part III

I have to start getting better prepared for this feature, I really do. I haven't watched any films in the past few weeks...shame on me, I know. If you have some recommendations, do shout! Today it's all about TV horror. I'll be looking again at Penny Dreadful (the costumes in that series are some of… Continue reading Dress Me In Horror : Part III

Central Park When There’s No People

I have a true respect for people with debilitating conditions who transform their issues into art. Once such creative is Michael Massaia. Back in 2007 Massaia found himself suffering with insomnia. Unable to rest, he'd take long walks around Central Park at night. I'd always found Central Park to be somewhere that's pretty god damn… Continue reading Central Park When There’s No People

Your Eyes Burn Like Wild Fire

You might know, you might not, but I do photography sometimes. I'm also a poet. A couple of months ago an art curator got in touch with me after seeing my photography and words on Instagram, and asked if he could exhibit some of my work. I said sure, and yesterday I had my photography… Continue reading Your Eyes Burn Like Wild Fire