no shrinking violet

words by e. spalding

(see what I did there? /finger guns) famous last words Anyway, in summary: What’s it about?Sebastian is a boy plucked from a life of poverty and abuse by Vincent, a mysterious and powerful stranger, and is groomed for the sort of greatness that powerful men seek to pass on to their proteges. (Greatness in this …

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To borrow a quote from William Friedkin, “True horror is seeing something approach.” In “A Guest for Mr. Spider,” true horror is seeing a lonely child approach something unspeakably horrible, and being unable to stop it, or look away.

Some updates to the site: rearranged some of the navigation on the home page because it was driving me bonkers, but more importantly: top-level navigation pages for horror and weird fiction podcast recommendations (“the radio”), including links to specific stories! In time the drop-down menu will be expanded to include audio drama and some other …

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“I like this one specific thing an awful lot, I just can’t figure out why.” Case in point: I enjoy a bonfire, but not hot weather. Why? Bonfires are cozy. Sometimes you cook food on them. Hot weather–and humidity–make me feel as though I’m walking through hot soup. Mystery solved. Figuring out just what it is …

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