Category Archives: Genre: Horror

The Washer Woman’s Favourite by Maureen Flynn (SNEAK PEEK)

The lovely people who have published my horror short story, The Washer Woman’s Favourite, have posted an excerpt at their website. You can read it following the link below. The anthology came out November 24th if you want a book … Continue reading

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New short story acceptance!

I’ve been quiet on the blogging front because I’ve been overseas for a month (travelling Iceland, London and Spain. More on this in later posts). On the way overseas, in Heathrow airport in fact, I received an acceptance email for … Continue reading

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Doctor Who Rewatch: The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit

Just a quick note before this review to let people know I’m overseas for a month so will a) miss the first female Doctor’s debut and won’t be able to live blog my reaction and b) The series two re-watch … Continue reading

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Doctor Who Re-watch: The Girl in the Fireplace

The second Moffat story for New Who! In which all of his later series themes are laid out for us. Plus bonus The Time Traveller’s Wife riff, a great historical fiction revisionist slant on Madame de Pompadour and the chick … Continue reading

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Doctor Who Re-watch: School Reunion

YAY!!! THE SARAH-JANE SMITH MEETS BUFFY GILES EPISODE. IN A SCHOOL. I wonder where Clara and Class got it from? Also, K9. Oh, and Mickey and Rose are somewhere in the episode. Don’t forget them! The Pre-title Sequence Ben: It’s … Continue reading

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Doctor Who Re-Watch: Tooth and Claw

Ah yes. The episode where Torchwood begins. Where Rose spends an episode trying to get Queen Victoria to say she is not amused. Where there’s werewolves and it’s 2006 when the Twilight Saga is huge! Bring it, baby! The Pre-Title … Continue reading

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Doctor Who Re-Watch: The Parting of the Ways

Strap on your seat belts! It’s finale time! Given how much I disliked Bad Wolf I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed Parting of the Ways. Yes, even with the RTD literal deux ex machina and a host … Continue reading

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Doctor Who Re-Watch: The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances

This is one of the RTD era who two-parters that everyone talks about. Actress Nicola Walker once said this was amongst her favourite of all New Who. Hers and many others, including best of lists. I hadn’t re-watched this one … Continue reading

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Reblog: Alan Baxter interview for Australasian Horror

Alan makes some super interesting points in his interview about when he knew it was time to try for a short story collection! via Alan Baxter, Best Collected Work 2016

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Netflix A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 2 Review

If anyone knows me at all, they know I like A Series of Unfortunate Events. Obsessively so. I’ve blogged reviews of Snicket’s other series All The Wrong Questions twice on this blog. I once kept my partner up all night … Continue reading

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