I hope that everyone’s January is going great!
It’s been a while, so I thought that an update regarding upcoming content might be in order.
The first thing to note is that starting about, oh, ten minutes ago, a new microhorror story will be posted on the site every day for the next twenty-one days. Each of these will be tied in with a card from the major arcana in a tarot deck. I have a lot of fun with these, as it’s a challenge to keep things short (there are few things in the world that I love as much as the sound of my own voice) and the constantly changing topics gets my creative juices flowing.
A big reason that I’m doing this is because I’m currently working on longer stories and projects than I typically do. I’ve had some ideas floating around for a while and put them aside in favor of shorter stories to keep producing content, but the time has come to get these longer ones finished. This started with The Wolf Below and Above, which is currently available on the website.
Here’s a preview of what’s coming up:
Waltzing Matilda – A new type of vampire story designed for the Covid era. Traditionally vampires have been closely associated with sickness and plague, and that connection is something that I’m going to explore in a modern context.
Untitled Bingo’s Circus Extravaganza Podcast Story – As you can guess from the ‘Untitled’ part, I don’t have a name for this one yet. It’s a story being told in the style of a true crime podcast, and it explores the dark rumors and horrible events surrounding the children’s show Bingo’s Circus Extravaganza.
The Light Over Broken Bend – The story of a mysterious giant white light that appeared over the town of Broken Bend, North Dakota in the 1980s. It chronicles not just that night, but also the decades that followed. Without going into too much detail, it combines both alien and Lovecraftian elements.
Premium Deductible – A woman with agoraphobia is told that she has to prove that her condition is legitimate by keeping a small white box in her apartment for three days. The box is the source of horrors and nightmares, but escaping isn’t an option for her.
The Insanity Equation – A mathematical equation that drives anyone who sees or hears it insane.
I’m working on a number of other projects as well, but I’m not ready to talk about them quite yet. I’m also taking requests, so if there’s a specific type of story that you’d like me to tackle (ghosts, monsters, cosmic horror, rules-based, demonic, etc.), let me know and I’ll see what I can do.
Have a great one!