A couple of years ago, I suggested to my friend Jeffrey Thomas that he might use one of my drawings for inspiration to write a story. As it turned out, it became a long story entitled “The Cyclops,” though my drawing encompassed a small part of it. Still, it is a fine, weird and melancholy tale, and I’m proud to have played a small part in it.
You can find Jeffrey Thomas’s work, where this story was serialized, on his Patreon page.
I just wanted to take a few minutes to recommend some great horror short fiction. Periodically, I’ll recommend authors and works that I’ve particularly enjoyed. The item descriptions are taken from Amazon’s kindle pages for each item. Today, I’ve got just three recs:
THE SELKIE by P. D. Cacek
“Dr. Conn Ryan, a former police psychiatrist, is asked to help a friend on one last case. Morrin Turner has drowned her terminally ill daughter, but she claims the girl is still alive, and has gone to live with the mythical selkies. Is she insane? Lying? Or is there a dark secret beneath the waves of Blacksod Bay?
“Award-winning author P.D. Cacek presents this modern fantasy set among the sea-swept hills of Ireland.”
“Anorexic zombies, 127 Jack the Rippers, super-villains who go straight, killer clowns, my best friend Death, flea-infested werewolves, demon telemarketers, the man who lost his skull … there are just a few of the characters waiting in author John R. Platt’s new short-story collection.”
“Unholy Dimensions: Lovecraftian Tales collects 27 eerie short stories inspired by the writing of H. P. Lovecraft, creator of the Cthulhu Mythos, but told through the unique imagination of Jeffrey Thomas — acclaimed author of “Punktown,” “Deadstock,” “Blue War,” and “Monstrocity.” Stories include “The Bones of the Old Ones,” “The House on the Plain,” “The Cellar Gods,” “The Boarded Window,” and “Book Worm.”