Book Review: The Terror, by Dan Simmons

The Terror by Dan Simmons My rating: 4 of 5 starsPart historical fiction, part horror, part supernatural, part mutiny, part survivor movie, the Terror is all these things, and more. At 946 pages long and 28 odd hours of my very precious time invested, this one was worth a blog post. Is it amazing?In places, …

Remember, remember, fifty thousand words in November

So, how did my massive experiment with writing 50,000 words in a month go? It was, by all accounts, a great success. I am the proud owner of a shiny certificate, but, more importantly, I am the owner of a draft which totals more than half of a my second novel. A draft novel is …

Review: And was Jerusalem builded here, among these dark Satanic Mills?

Jerusalem is novel by Alan Moore. I am aware of his work. He is responsible for some seminal graphic novels (Watchmen, V for Vendetta etc). I haven’t read any of them, so I went into this with nothing more than a very interesting blurb which seemed to have some similar themes to my debut novel, …

Flash! Friday: Vol 3 – 27 | Flash! Friday : The Unreliable Narrator

The Unreliable Narrator I’m what you might call an unreliable narrator. But you can trust me. I‘ve been summoned to tell tales of the theatre and this dashing gent, with his smouldering Oscar Wilde look about him, his unruly cravat, foppish hair and come-hither eyes. He is the greatest Shakespearian thespian that has ever lived. …

“The White Tail of the Metal Dragon” – Flash Frenzy Round 52 | The Angry Hourglass

The White Tail of the Metal Dragon The little boy plays in the field outside the city. He tenderly touches his father’s hand, looking for respite from the gathering of the crops. It has been so long since he rested. “These are times of war, son. You know we have to gather the crops to …

“St George – Slayer of dragons and lover of honey” – Flash! Friday: Vol 3 – 3 | Flash! Friday

St George – Slayer of dragons and lover of honey. Saint George, or Georgios of Lydda, recalled the battle. The North Dragon had reeked of the seas; of ancient brine and decayed prey. The dragon glanced at him contemptuously. His face was coloured of pink coral and diluted blood. “You have no business here, boy …

“We Will Fight Them With Speeches” – Micro Bookends 1.01 – FIRST [micro] BORN • Micro Bookends – Shortlist

So, Micro Bookends was a new Flash comp launched in October. I loved the concept. A photo prompt. A mandatory first and last word (hence the bookends). A word limit. Mega hard - but highly enjoyable. This was the very first week. First, we will fight them on the beaches. That’s what he thought he …