Art Of Jenny Greenteeth

In recent days, I've been seeing the name Jenny Greenteeth pop up in comments on my favourite place on the Internet - the Folk Horror Revival group on Facebook. Why I haven't taken the time to look into Jenny before I don't know. The other day, I thought to myself: 'Eh, she won't be that… Continue reading Art Of Jenny Greenteeth

My Interpretation Of Gryla

These photos of me doused in pig's blood were taken a few years ago, but after spending much of today being engrossed in the art of Gryla, I thought to myself 'hang the fuck on, I represented her quite bloody well at one point, if I may say so myself...' So here they are. Photos:… Continue reading My Interpretation Of Gryla

Art Of The Wendigo

I've long been obsessed with the terrifying Algonquian folkloric creature the Wendigo. Also spelled Wìdjigò, Windigo or Wetiko, Wendigo is said to mean 'the evil spirit that devours mankind.' This flesh-eating spirit of the north features in dozens of works of fine literature, though possibly the most chilling is its appearance in Stephen King's book… Continue reading Art Of The Wendigo

Sound(s) Of The Day : Cave Mouth

What's this now? A new post? Yes folks, I'm as surprised as you, but here we are. Before I treat (?) you to today's sound(s), I want to raise a cup of tea to Wyrd Words & Effigies sixth year floating in the blogosphere. Seventy-two full moons ago, I wrote the very first of the… Continue reading Sound(s) Of The Day : Cave Mouth

Four Darkly Inclined Poetry Videos

I have a daughter. She's nearly nine months. When she decides she wants a nap, be that at 2pm or 2am (she's not a predictable baby) I take the opportunity to make a video from one of my poems. Here are four I've made over the past four days. I'm new to this folks, so… Continue reading Four Darkly Inclined Poetry Videos

UTBURD – An Illustrated Short Story

If you’re partial to some Scandinavian folk horror (and let's be honest, if you're here it's more than likely that you are) you may enjoy UTBURD, a short story I've written (that started life as a poem) which has been illustrated by Alessia Brusco, an Italian artist based in Sweden. It’s a tale about a… Continue reading UTBURD – An Illustrated Short Story

Support The Dark Arts

October is literally panting on the doorstep and clawing to be let in...and are you ready for it? How about investing in a dark, and obscure tote bag ready to stuff with Halloween goodness...as well as the bread, milk and sugar? And a spiral notebook to carry in your bag at all times, ready for… Continue reading Support The Dark Arts

Writing In The Dark : 3 Prompts For Short Stories

I am reading a lot of short stories right now...but the majority I'm abandoning half-way through because they're not satisfying me enough. Nowhere near in fact. And it's really bloody disappointing. A good, strong, memorable (ideally terrifying) short story can be as nourishing as a hot meal after a hard day. Dissatisfied with my reading… Continue reading Writing In The Dark : 3 Prompts For Short Stories

4 Wyrd Crates I Want To Subscribe To Today

How late am I to this crate subscription thing? I have the feeling it's been quite a long while since it kicked off, at least a couple of years. But like usual, I'm late to the party and scrabbling to catch up. My first introduction to the craze was via Witch Casket and Wioleth, who… Continue reading 4 Wyrd Crates I Want To Subscribe To Today

The Zodiac Reimagined By Shawn Cross

I haven't been reading my star signs much lately. My obsession with doing so sort of fizzled out a little while ago because my mental health wasn't on top form, and everything was looking quite negative. I started to become, well, a tad afraid. I've been reading my signs since I was under double figures… Continue reading The Zodiac Reimagined By Shawn Cross