Through a glass darkly:
dark and paranormal fiction
"Great little ghost story with wit and chills."
Fiona's brand new book Got Ghosts? is a quirky romp stuffed full of ghosts, TV producers, ghosts, missing paintings, happy - and unhappy - mediums, and yet more ghosts. Published by Fox Spirit. Head to the main Got Ghosts page for more info including an excerpt - and where to buy!
Fiona's short story The Boyfriend From Hell was published in the Fox Pockets anthology Shapeshifters. It's a tongue-in-cheek alien romp in which nobody is quite what they seems!
This charity anthology, published in aid of the Being Me campaign to promote inclusion and acceptance, features Fiona's poignant tale The Visitor which involves time travel, lost opportunities and the fight to make a better world. Currently unavailable - please check back soon.
The second of Byker Books' anthologies of "industrial strength fiction", including Rock and a Hard Place, in which an ageing rock star pretends to be gay to increase his sales, with hilarious results.
The fourth volume from Byker Books includes Lemon Sour, Fiona's dark tale of childhood humiliation involving a pair of lemon yellow gloves.
Featuring Jack in the Box. "The first time I clapped eyes on Frank Turnbull I was jumping naked out of the cake at his fiftieth birthday party."
Over the years Fiona's had short stories published in a wide range of anthologies and magazines. Here's a few of the best (click on the story title to take you to the right page):
A scientist, a laboratory, and some creepy pink goo - but the results aren't what you'd expect...
A prose-poem about love, inspired by the surrealist jungle gardens of Las Posas in Mexico.
If you go down to the woods today you're sure of a big surprise. You may never feel the same way about tigers - or curtains! - again.
A chilling tale set on a foreign beach. Sunshine, sand and sangria - but all is not quite as idyllic as it seems.
What's the connection between a missing pair of curtains, the Post Office, and a nagging wife? A gruesome one!
This dark, poignant story explores the effects of the modern work ethic and our divorce from nature.