The tale of the Red Queen
I was delighted to be asked to contribute a short story to The Tale of the Red Queen and Other Stories. This anthology is a companion to The Dark Design debut album Twelve Tall Tales. It contains short stories, dribbles, dabbles, lyrics, photo-comics, illustrations, a heartfelt warning, letters, darkness, despair, time travel, possibly a demon or two, and some light comic relief – all part of an exploration of the nooks and crannies of The Dark Design universe.
With contributions by Neil Campbell, LM Cooke, Bonsart Bokel, Duke Box, and Nils Nisse Visser, as well as an introduction by Professor Elemental.
Count yourself lucky if this creative crucible of utmost splendidness leaves you none the wiser. The doomed few (you will recognise them by their permanently haunted eyes) who will fully comprehend the dire gloom of...actually, perhaps it would be better to follow Professor Elemental's advice and most decidedly NOT attempt to read this book. Go on, you know you want to. Is it really worth your immortal soul? Surely not! Resist the growing urge to open and read...resist...just a page or two?...resist...the teeniest peek can't hurt...resist...You'll be missing out to be sure...resist...res--ABANDON HOPE ALL YE WHO ENTER.
Available now from Amazon.co.uk
Further Within Darkness & Light
I contributed two poems to the follow-up to Within Darkness and Light, called - Further within Darkness and Light.
Further Within Darkness & Light is a collection of poetry and verse, from across the world. Featuring the very finest of international talent. 212 poems, reflecting upon the darkness and light of life that exists within this world of ours. Poems of love, loss, mental anguish and hope that will certainly stimulate your emotions. Let this book release your feelings through verse. Allow the words to set you free. Proceeds from the sale of this book are being donated to MIND a leading UK mental health charity.
Available now from Amazon
Airships & Automata
Airships & Automata - A Steampunk Compendium.
A collection of new and original steampunk short stories by up and coming as well as established authors in the genre.
Tommy's Game by LM Cooke
A young man is drawn into an unusual - and lethal - game of chance.
BB Blackdog CDs
BB Blackdog's No. 2 CD contains the first of a series of stories, written by me from an outline from the band, illustrated by Russ Leach.
Available now from Steampunk Records, priced £9.99
A collection of steampunk flash fiction in aid of New Futures Nepal.
Featuring contributions from:
Available now from Tenebrous Texts, priced £10 plus postage
Within Darkness & Light
A collection of poetry reflecting upon the darkness and light of life that exists within this world of ours. What makes you want to shout out and share your emotions? Express your darkest times or your happiest moments? Let this book release your feelings through verse. Allow the words to set you free. Proceeds from the sale of this book are being donated to a leading UK mental health charity.
Available now from Amazon: paperback £6.99
kindle edition £1.49