Shots of paranormal and dark contemporary fiction
served with a twist of humour...
and stories in books!
BOYFRIEND FROM HELL
Boyfriend From Hell, a tongue-in-cheek alien
romp, published in the 'Shapeshifters' anthology
- part of the 'Pockets' series from independent
British publisher Fox Spirit.
"The one thing I
didn't know about Stef was his bathroom habits.
I'm for letting it all hang out, but not Stef.
For a guy he was surprisingly reserved. The
minute he got inside that room the door would
slam shut and the bolt would snick, and that
would be that. I thought it was women who were
supposed to hog the bath, but Stef could stay in
there for hours. He didn't even turn into a prune
- just emerged looking pink and
An ageing rock star pretends to be gay
to improve his sales, with hilarious
consequences. Short story in 'Radgepacket' Vol 2
from Byker Books.
"My heart sank. Great
bloke, old Hinchcliffe, and I couldn't have got
where I am without his help. But his brainwaves
are notorious. We'd already had the Jed novelty
hats and the posters given away with
Choco-flakes, and as for Jed Lemmon dressing up
as an orange to advertise yoghurt - I'd had
nightmares for months.
His jaw developed a
horizontal crack that might have been a smile.
"It's simple. We tell the world you're
tale of childhood humiliation and ultimate
revenge involving a pair of lemon yellow gloves.
Short story in 'Radgepacket' Vol 4 from Byker
"The glove was right
at the back of the drawer - dusty, crumpled,
squashed under her mother's sewing box and half a
lifetime's collection of handbags and belts.
Jenny wouldn't even have found it if she hadn't
been hunting high and low for her mother's heart
pills, which the old dear had stashed away
somewhere 'safe'. She recognised it the minute
her hands touched the leather, though, and
brought it out between two fingers with an odd
first time I clapped eyes on Frank Turnbull I was
jumping naked out of the cake at his fiftieth
Short, brutal story about a
man's quest for revenge in 'Radgepacket' Vol 6
from Byker Books.