Reviews

‘I know your secret’ by Graham Smith – A review

‘I know your secret’ is a police procedural based in Carlisle and the borders, England. As such it immediately captures my attention as this is where I live, and Cumbria rarely gets much notice at the best of times.…

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Sword of the Legion by Matthew Gomez – A review

I have been more than impressed with Matthew Gomez’ short works featured on his website, usually in response to a Chuck Wendig challenge. So it was great to see one of his stories published in New Realm Vol 5…

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Interview with horror author Mark Lukens

This week’s interview is with Mark Lukens, US horror author. He’s already built up an impressive catalogue of finely crafted stories, the latest of which is entitled ‘Ancient Enemy.’ It was my pleasure to catch up with him via…

Stories

North of Lonesome Creek

“That’s it, just beyond that fallen oak,” the old woman said, pointing at the splintered trunk of a tree recently felled by storm, subsidence—or something else. John Absolom pulled the hood of his cagoule back, letting the rain patter…

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‘Why are you brandishing that nail-gun?’

Greetings to all Connoisseurs of Chaos, To say the last week has been a busy one would be an understatement. So I thought I’d bring you up to date on some really cool things that are happening in the…

Resources for writers

The Ideas Library

This is a picture that my wife, Helen, took of one of my favourite walks. It’s a place called The Ridge’ and features this inspiring walk through a tunnel of Beech trees. It represents an ancient glacial deposit from…