I am very much pleased to have my flash fiction piece, Journey to the Depths, included in Oscillate Wildly Press’ anthology, Anemone Enemy, edited by Claire Fitzpatrick. The anthology is a horror-themed collection of flash fiction stories associated with the sea – something I can’t resist. I have wonderful writers sharing the TOC with me, including Deborah Sheldon and Lee Pletzers.
Do yourself a favour and purchase this lovely book.
It has been a long time since I put pen to paper to write poetry, and I am very pleased to announce my poem’s acceptance for the HWA Horror Poetry Showcase Volume IV. Wow – I managed to dust those cobwebs off my poetry brain.
Double pleasure in this announcement. A story I published in an anthology a fair number of years ago has been picked up by Deadman’s Tome – their March to the Grave war-themed edition. Aside from seeing this story get a new lease on life, it is also great to share the TOC with Deborah Sheldon. This is a Texas publication, but it has two Aussies contributing to it.
Red Roses, White Flags, by Pete Clark
No Man’s Land, by David Wing
A Light Just Out of Range, by Gary L. Robbe
They Can Never Find Out, by Gerry Huntman
The Blue Light, by Phoebe Reeves-Murray
Across the White Desert, by Deborah Sheldon
Aftermath, by Christopher Pulo
Available now on Kindle, and soon in all good online print book stores.
Hi, my name is Gerry Huntman and I’m a writer of speculative fiction and publisher based in Melbourne, Australia.
“The Chronicles of Evyntyde” is reference to a series of books that I have planned, where the first novel, and part of the second, has already been drafted. This series’ concept is what started me seriously pursuing publication and a number of my sold short stories are set in this universe. Stay tuned on that front.
Ironically, while the Chronicles is a classic fantasy set of stories, I also have a deep love for dark fiction. Many of my blog posts will make that clear…
This blog site replaces a very longstanding site I had on another platform – I successfully ported nearly 250 posts from it, so if you are inclined, you can follow my journey now.
Welcome to my blog. I hope you stick around; I will be regularly posting reviews, views, and news.
Delighted to have my short story, The Girl Who Floated to Heaven, published in Disturbed Digest #16. This one was hard to sell as it was recent historical in setting, having strong science fiction undertones, and was highly disturbing, covering topics such as domestic violence and suicide. And yet, it was also about unrequited love, and the editor who accepted my piece, stated that he thought it was primarily just that – a romance piece with all the other trappings. First time anyone called any of my pieces ‘romance’.
Regardless, I am over the moon to see this in print – hope you read it.
Pleased that my maritime flash piece, Journey to the Depths, was accepted for the Anemone Enemy anthology, to be published by Oscillate WIldly Press. I love writing ghost stories and so this was a pleasure to write – and as always, a little tougher to work through for sub 500 word fiction. Looking forward to seeing it in print.
NB. I was provided a copy of this book from the author as a result of a long standing friendship. He didn’t solicit a review.
I’ve read pretty much everything by Smith and for a good reason – he has a unique voice in the dark fiction writing world, and it is very effective. This is his first novel, and certainly one of the things I was looking for when reading it was the transition from short ficiton to substantial length pieces, particularly in terms of theme and style. When completing Riding the Centipede I was not disappointed – it has Smith’s style all over it and then some. It is an excellent work and deserved shortlisting in last year’s Stoker Awards.
Continue reading “Book Review: Riding the Centipede by John Claude Smith”
It is with pleasure that my flash fiction piece, Roland's Merry Christmas, is included with a wonderful group of flash fiction stories by notable and excellent writers – all of whom (myself included) are members of the Australian Horror Writers Association. The theme can easily be determined from the cover:
It is available in ebook format through Amazon and Smashwords.
Happy to see a home for my short dark fiction piece, Derelict. It is set in the same fictional geography as a story I published in Tico4 years ago, and it was inspired by some thoughts about people who are down and out – what stories do they have? Anyway, glad to see this out and about.
Pleased to have my psychological horror piece, Old Bones, Young Bones published in The Refuge Collection (6.2). It is the second story of mine that got into that great collaberative effort, edited by Steve Dillon.
This story is probably the most disturbing I have written yet, in part because it is inspired, and was partly re-told, from a real conversation I had when I was much younger – and reality is the most disturbing of all things in this world.
It is currently available as a stand alone ebook, but it will later be incorporated in an anthology. This is the link to the stand alone – support this great cause!
Love the artwork by Will Jaques 🙂