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Folklore of the Cursed Aye-Aye

In Madagascar, a highly unusual endangered nocturnal lemur is associated in regional as taboo or fady. The bizarre habits, secretive nature and distinctive appearance of the aye-aye fills some Madagascan peoples with the horror and dread at the sight of it. This has often lead to the slaughter of aye-ayes. In other regions of Madagascar,… Continue reading Folklore of the Cursed Aye-Aye

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The Old Dragon’s Head

Publisher’s Description Constructed of stone and packed earth, the Great Wall of 10,000 li protects China’s northern borders from the threat of Mongol incursion. The wall is also home to a supernatural beast: the Old Dragon. The Old Dragon’s Head is the most easterly point of the wall, where it finally meets the sea. In… Continue reading The Old Dragon’s Head

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Horseman

Publisher’s Description Everyone in Sleepy Hollow knows about the Horseman, but no one really believes in him. Not even Ben Van Brunt’s grandfather, Brom Bones, who was there when it was said the Horseman chased the upstart Crane out of town. Brom says that’s just legend, the village gossips talking. More than thirty years after… Continue reading Horseman

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The Girl in the Corn

Publisher’s Description “Beware of what lurks in the corn.Fairies don’t exist. At least that’s what Thomas Cavanaugh’s parents say. But the events of that one night, when he follows a fairy into the cornfield on his parents’ farm, prove them wrong. What seems like a destructive explosion was, Thomas knows, an encounter with Dauðr, a… Continue reading The Girl in the Corn

Short Fiction, stories

Year Three Release

Year Three, an anthology of dark drabbles was published on January 29th by Black Hare Press. Three of my dark folklore drabbles are featured! If you’re interested in purchasing an ebook, paperback copy of Year Three, more details are available here

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Melmoth

Publisher’s Description Oh friend, take my hand - I've been so lonely! One winter night in Prague, Helen Franklin encounters her friend Karel, half-mad with fear. He has come into possession of a mysterious old manuscript, filled with testimonies that speak to Helen from 17th-century England, wartime Czechoslovakia, the sweat-soaked streets of Manila and 1920's… Continue reading Melmoth

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Reimagining Alice in Wonderland

I was invited to write a story for a dark speculative fiction anthology inspired by Alice in Wonderland and reimagined for an adult audience. One of the most influential characters for me was the Cheshire Cat and his luring of Alice through Wonderland, and not necessarily for the better. In writing a dark version of… Continue reading Reimagining Alice in Wonderland

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13 Lives of Alice Release

I’m thrilled to announce that 13 Lives of Alice, a dark anthology of Alice in Wonderland inspired tales for adults, was published by Black Hare Press on 7th December 2021. 13 Lives of Alice features my dark gaslamp fantasy “The House of the Cat Si” inspired by the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland, folklore… Continue reading 13 Lives of Alice Release

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Cold as Hell

Publisher’s Description: The town of OpenFields is cold as hell... Magic exists in OpenFields, and everyone but Adie plays their part. So what happens when murder and strangers visit the secret town? Adie's normal isn't "normal." Cameras watch her sleep, the eyes of the townsfolk narrow at her sight, and when she discovers her bosses'… Continue reading Cold as Hell

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The Heart is a Mirror for Sinners

Publisher’s Description Welcome to The Heart is a Mirror for Sinners and Other Stories. Slatter’s work has been described by the legendary Ramsey Campbell as “enviably original, and told in prose as stylish as it’s precise. Not just disturbing but often touching, her work enriches and revives the tale of terror.” From the fierce changeling… Continue reading The Heart is a Mirror for Sinners