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About Me
I'm a Derbyshire man born'n'bred. Now in my 40s (damn that was quick), at school I detested reading & writing; opting to lark about with my mates having fun. After all, we were all headed down pit anyways; wrong, all the pits closed and unemployment skyrocketed. So after a year at "Tech" I ended up on the dole. With no money to speak of, I took to reading. The Bible, Shakespeare; then I found Campbell, Herbert, & King. They stirred my imagination and got me writing. Now I'm here on the great WdC
Type of Writer
I'm a horror writer: I find this the best genre to write about real people & real life. The more real, the greater the horror
Writing Style
I try to keep this varied. I like the creepiness of the quiet style; I also love the gross out gore of splatterpunk.
I love reading - it doesn't always have to be horror (which is good because King has moved away from it recently). I'm also a big film fan (that's right, I love BIG films). I also like photography (thanks to my Dad there). Oh, I also love writing...
Favorite Genres
Horror - Mystery - Suspense - Thrillers - Some Dark Fantasy
Favorite Books
Lovely Bones: The Fog: The Dark: Fluke: Portent: The Beast House Books: It: The Shining: Blaze: Under The Dome: Spiders: Ghost Train: Spectre: Stinger: Swan Song: They Thirst: Sliver: Psycho: Cold Print: Scare Care: 999
Favorite Authors
James Herbert: Stephen Laws: Ramsey Campbell: Stephen King: Richard Lewis: Robert Bloch: Dean Koontz: Peter Straub: Ira Levin: William Peter Blatty: Jay Anston: Alice Sebold: Richard Laymon: Clive Barker: H P Lovecraft: H G Wells
Favorite Music
I love all music (again thanks to dear old Da' for that); except for opera. At the moment I'm loving the ccMixter website as this has some pretty good musicians mixing away. Though mostly I'm a rock fan - If it's too loud; you're too old.
Favorite Movies
The new Star Trek: The original Star Wars Trilogy: The original Twelve Angry Men: The original Harvey: Anything with Walter Matthau & Jack Lemon: Any Alfred Hitchcock flick: Some Like It Hot: Blazing Saddles: Die Hard
Be careful what you wish for, it could come true.
Rated: 13+
~4,512 Words
Horror/Scary, Gothic, Occult
Type: Other
Updated 13 years ago
Jack the Ripper was never caught - I wonder why?
Rated: 18+
~548 Words
Horror/Scary, Crime/Gangster, Contest
Type: Short Story
Updated 11 years ago
Too much internet time can make Alan a bad boy.
Rated: 13+
~474 Words
Horror/Scary, Death, Contest
Type: Short Story
Updated 13 years ago
An idea from today's news. Why are the police needed this Halloween. Is this the answer.
Rated: 18+
~698 Words
Horror/Scary, Comedy, Cultural
Type: Short Story
Updated 15 years ago
There's a special room. A room for special people. Where special things happen.
Rated: 18+
~440 Words
Horror/Scary, Gothic, Death
Type: Short Story
Updated 15 years ago
    Rated: 13+ · Contest Entry · #2244993
    What lies behind a suburban house's front door? I dare you to take a peek...
    Rated: 13+ · Contest Entry · #2244905
    A man discovers an old radio in the spare room.
    Rated: E · Contest · #1105559
    Within are my Shorter-than-short fiction created for competitions.
    Rated: 13+ · Thriller/Suspense · #2241675
    A divorced comedian wants a little retribution so calls in a debt.
    Rated: E · Other · #1122158
    Longer pieces for competitions - may be abridged versions of stories I've written.
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