So, a writing update for those interested in what has been happening, what is currently happening and what will be happening in the future. I shall keep it in bullet point form…as I work with them daily and quite like them! (pedant overload…). This may come out as a bit of a data dump. You have been warned!
“Melovi.” I whispered her name and focused on the touch of her long fingers in mine. She had squeezed them. I had not imagined it. Whatever afflicted her, I would drive it out. “Where are you?”
The whispered words did not help location, but I sensed a dim, outside force help guide me through and around the tree. I suspected it might be the ravens.
The below is my flash review of the classic Neil Gaiman children’s adventure Coraline. I had already seen the film by the time I read the book…but it did not spoil the read.
There is something about woods and forests that unnerve us. True, they also furnish us with a sense of wonder; and for that reason, I have always found them to be a solid staple to use when writing horror and fantasy.
With my next upcoming fiction release, the wood plays an integral role in the narrative. The book itself is a dark ode to Blyton’s The Magic Faraway Tree and asks the question ‘what if I found that a collection of trees on my land were in fact a magical realm full of enigmatic faeries?’
1 – Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (awe-inspiring)
2 – Spirited Away (animation imagination)
3 – Pan’s Labyrinth (dark, grim and wondrous)
An Interview With a Character
So it is time for a new monthly slot – an interview with a character from one of my stories. Just like Santa, they are real, of course, and all answers are steeped in deep, dark meaning (maybe). ‘Enjoy’…