FICTION: A dark tale about a clown, a vampire & a dentist
by GUIDO EEKHAUT
(Author of Absinthe)
‘NOBODY wants to encounter a clown at midnight in an empty alley. The same can be said of a vampire. The clown, because he is out of place and thus threatening, and the vampire because he does fit in – but you don’t. Anyway, the whole thing always ends with blood on the pavement…’
THE award-winning author of Cold Remains and a wealth of fiction tells, among other things, of her sense of a previous life and its dark end – walled-up in a French cave – in a truly revealing Horla interview.
Garry Kilworth – Peter Kenny – George Aitch – P.F. Grazioli – Michael D. Davis – Holly Tinsley – Mark Sadler – Sally Spedding – Simon Marlowe – Carly Holmes – Jon Gower – Jane Fraser – John Ord – Claudia Wardle – Alan Bilton – Angela Graham – M.J. Allen – Wendy Holborow – Ali Azar – Brian Manton – Tim Jeffreys – Matthew G. Rees
‘We saw police with sticks with a claw on the end, used to grab someone around the neck. There were armed police in checkpoints on most corners, and cash-rich China is using the area to develop face-recognition software for the ever-present CCTV cameras.’
A collection of twenty-two stories written by Matthew G. Rees has been announced as scheduled for publication in 2019 by Wales-based indie press Three Impostors, specialists in fine books and the works of supernatural writer Arthur Machen. The volume is provisionally slated for late spring.
Three Impostors have also announced a planned new edition of Machen’s novel The Three Impostors, with specially commissioned illustrations by artist and print-maker Pete Williams, introductory essays by James Machin on the text and Hywel Pontin on the artist, and comprehensive endnotes.
It is intended to be a companion volume to The Great God Pan and The Shining Pyramid with illustrations by John Selway, which the Newport-based press published in early 2018.