Longcroft on Lockdown by Darren Sant

Longcroft on Lockdown   The Longcroft Housing Estate, Yorkshire,  England. These were scary times. A global pandemic has changed the world as we know it albeit temporarily. As the world held its collective breath unprecedented events were unfolding on the Longcroft estate. Briefing. North Longcroft Estate – Police Control Room An assortment of coppers of…

PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A CONSUMER: STEPHEN J. GOLDS

TELEVISION: The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire, Narcos, Fargo, True Detective Season 1, Ozark, Breaking Bad, Deadwood… BOOKS: Everything by Charles Bukowski, John Fante, Arthur Nersesian, Jim Thompson, Charles Willeford, Tobias Wolff, Raymond Carver, Thom Jones, Fredric Brown, Graham Greene, Tim O’Brien, Richard Matheson, Richard Brautighan, Billy Childish, The CTTB Authors… FILMS: Goodfellas, Casino, Donnie Brasco, Reservoir…

John Wisniewski interviews Paul Heatley

When did you begin writing, Paul? I’ve been writing stories since I was very young – any scrap of paper I could find I’d scribble a story on, usually about existing characters In was aware of, like the X-Men or whatever other cartoon I’d been watching. In high school I wrote a lot of horror,…

Three Poems From Stephen J. Golds

The way the blood feels on my fingers I forget how long It’s been sometimes, Darling.   The last time I saw you you fled into an empty night screaming at me you were going to throw yourself from the top of an apartment building. We had both laughed but our laughs were different then,…

John Wisniewski interviews Mark Slade

When did you begin writing, Mark? I was about 10 years old. It was after seeing the Twilight Zone for the first time. Any favorite authors? Ray Bradbury stands out as my fav. I’m also a huge Ross Macdonald, Ed Mcbain, Rod Serling, Robert E. Howard. Could you tell us about writing “Mr. Zero“, Mark?…

John Wisniewski Interviews Henry Roi

John Wisniewski: Could you tell us about writing your latest book “With Her Fists”? What inspired you to write?  Henry Roi: It began as a character driven story. I wanted a protagonist with the same abilities I possess, though enhanced, far more talented but not so over the top that they aren’t believable. What’s more…

MARSH BARTON FINK By Tom Leins

Marsh Barton Industrial Estate, Exeter, Devon. Silvio Foxx is a tall, uneasy looking man. He watches me cautiously from across the buckled concrete floor of his warehouse, an unlit high-tar cigarette dangling from his plump, girlish lips. “Mr Rey?” “That’s what my probation officer calls me…” He grunts, unimpressed with my humour, or my prison…

John Wisnieski interviews Jason Beech

When did you begin writing, Jason? Did you begin by writing short stories?  I started writing in the late 1990s, but only to see if I could. I didn’t write anything that a publisher would touch but the two books did teach me to finish something and to recognise what did and didn’t work. I’d…

EBooks for 99c/99p from Close To The Bone

Indie publisher CLOSE TO THE BONE has made a handfull of their eBooks available for ONLY 99c/99p. These include: Bloody Sheets by Andy Rausch Small Time Crimes by Paul D. Brazill Boneyard Dogs by Tom Leins A Time For Violence: Stories With An Edge The Blood Red Experiment Her Name Is Mercie by Chris Roy