The original Argosy magazine, featuring short fiction, poetry and more, was around for nearly one hundred years until, we were told, that the market for short stories had died. Beaten to death by half hour shows on television, perhaps? However, for many of us the short story was the lubrication which so gently eased us into developing a taste for – or even an addiction to – literature in all its forms. Apart from resurrecting a love of the genre, the aim of this new magazine is to provide a platform from which unknown or little known Westcountry authors can display their wares to the wider world.
In this, his latest anthology of humorous short stories, Jim Jackson introduces us to such well drawn characters as: Three Fingers Bone, Breadknife Baker, Greasy Gregson, Knocker Norton, Sponge Bakewell and a host of other crepuscular characters.
Here we have a book unique in the annals of horror literature. This is a book where the stories are penned, mostly, by fortean researchers. For those who are unfamiliar with the term, ‘fortean’ refers to the works of Charles Hoy Fort (August 6, 1874 – May 3, 1932).
Stray into the woods and forests and you will enter into another world; a world of creatures that live by their own rules, protect their own kind with fierceness, and view all strangers who venture under the protective boughs with deep suspicion. Tread the forest floor with care, for this is also the home of the hairy man – the wildman of the woods.
We cannot resist the call of the sea. Enter a strange world where things are never quite what you expect, in this collection of science fiction and weird tales from Kate Kelly. Ancient ruins, lost civilisations, alien visitors and restless ghosts; sinister technology, environmental disasters, dark secrets of the past and the mysteries that lurk beneath the ocean waves…
Twenty tales of High Strangeness featuring conspiracy theorists, mad scientists, hippies, geeks and miscellaneous weirdos.
In this new anthology of short stories West Country author Jim Jackson takes a lead in the restoration of this once popular genre , and in so doing escorts us upon a wide ranging flight of the imagination.
An ordinary day at the beach turns into an amazing and exciting magical adventure through time, when Henry Owl discovers a dinosaur tooth washed up on the shore.Henry is a young Snowy Owl, who discovers a magical dinosaur tooth at the seaside whilst looking for lost pirate owl treasure.
In Edo Period Japan, the game of Hyakumonogatari – or one hundred stories – was a popular pastime. A hundred candles in blue lanterns were lit and placed on a table before a mirror. Each person would tell a story of a ghost, monster or strange occurrence, then blow out one of the candles. When the last candle was blown out it was said that a horned blue spirit, Aoandon, would manifest in the mirror.
Readers (see reviews) say it made them scared, made them laugh and made them cry, are you prepared to go through these powerful emotions and read DARK WEAR?