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“CREATURES” COMFORT

New England Horror Writers Association is proud to present their 8th Anthology of the finest writing this side of Route 95 in “WICKED CREATURES” a compendium of uncomfortable tales designed to keep you up at night, starring the greatest array of shadows, ghosts, monsters and nightmares ever to enter your consciousness. We have beasties that fly, bite, scream and kill and is there nary a person that can intercede?

For sixteen years I have submitted and longed to be included in this bi-annual amalgam of warped sensibilities, but have been left crying in my pillow along with hundreds of other members of the cold-climate creators club here in the far reaches of this town we call America. Bucket-list achievement unlocked! And speaking of crazy thoughts, I warrant that you may just enjoy my meager contribution “The Quality of Mercy” a supernatural smackdown between Rhode Island’s own horror luminary HP Lovecraft and the little seen but always feared Mercy Brown and her whole VAMPIRE clan. It’s a showdown for the ages and you’ll experience it in the weird master’s own testimony, Lovecraft himself.

Featuring work by K. H. Vaughan, James A. Moore, Kristi Petersen Schoonover, Cindy O’Quinn, David Bernard, Rob Smales, Victoria Dalpe, Katherine Silva, Errick Nunnally, Richard Alan Scott, Morgan Sylvia, Trisha J. Wooldridge, J. Edwin Buja, D.E. Ladd, Daniel R. Robichaud, Peter N. Dudar, Patricia Gomes, John C. Foster, Howard Odentz, John Grover, Paul McMahon, Timothy P. Flynn, F. R. Michaels, and Nick A. Zaino III. With Cover art by Ogmios.

See, in Boston we say “wicked” a lot. Get it? Dig it? I knew that you would.

https://smile.amazon.com/Wicked-Creatures-Anthology-England-Writers/dp/0998185450/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1634442125&sr=1-2

Art by the handsome Ogmios

‘PUTIN ON THE RITZ

Rasputin is my favorite character in all of history, and the fall of the czarist Romanov dynasty and subsequent Bolshevik revolution my favorite time and place in all of history. There’s just something about a crude, hedonistic guy who also communicates with the Blessed Virgin, predicts world shaking events, AND performs miracle healings that can turn several dozen ladies’ heads, and not because they’re possessed. In the Labyrinth Project Creators Journal we discuss his spirit hovering over a novella I have written and how he figured into my wayward thoughts. Enjoy the brief, fun Journal that thousands have read and spit out their coffee over!

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NORTH ANGER CRABBY

Citizens have most assuredly been “revolting” lately and perhaps taking a step back is the cure. What’s adding to the climate of top-blowing in your neck of the woods? For writers, the opportunities are few and far between. The Labyrinth Creators Journal has some of the answers over at the Immortal Artist, where thousands turn for solace.

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LADIES AND GENTLEMEN THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO RISING COVID STATISTICS. HAVE A SAFE HALLOWEEN !!!

This notion has the ability to turn into a concept and go from highly unlikely to entirely possible. I will be at the heretofore mentioned extravaganza participating in the jubilacious booklaunch of The New England Horror Writers upcoming, prestigious Anthology of otherworldly and monstrous tales:

“WICKED CREATURES”

which will henceforth and for all time in the quantifiable universe contain my unnerving tale of H.P. Lovecraft participating in a gruesome smackdown with the certifiable Mercy Brown Rhode Island Vampire family.

I am extremely certain that this event may contain no less than readings from said anthology as well as the breakout of an Author Signing spree including cuddles and masked kisses for all.

If…It…Happens! Time to be determined so stay tuned to this frequency for updates or cancellations of this tentative appearance should it manifest itself.

Haverhill Mass. Public Library

As the WHO shouted in Magic Bus, there are times and things that we want and will eagerly push ourselves to attain. In this Labyrinth Project Creators Journal we talk about ambition as a writer. Where are you in the need for some attention and a taste of success? Sometime I can’t relate to my fellow writers because I find myself chasing ambition more than others; it’s in me, it’s in me. I have even written in the guise of famous writers of the past without hesitation. Join in reading the brief and thoughtful blog others call “Henry.”

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St. John’s Episcopal in Providence RHODE ISLAND. Both Poe and Lovecraft would brood in this graveyard

THE OLD FACTORY GLAND

Woonsocket, Rhode Island, my home city, is a place steeped in the history of the Industrial Revolution. There, when graduating high school, people went to work in one of its dozen mills. For me, the lure of manual labor came at times in my life when I could no longer handle white collar bullshit, and I wanted just to keep my head down and work with my body, uninterrupted, minus the chit chat and the games. Also, the ancient and dank surroundings lent themselves well to my SciFi story “Tuesday Night’s Pick.” This is the subject of my latest Labyrinth Project Creators Journal. Sign up above with an email to never miss a notice of this short, thoughtful blog that thousands are enjoying.

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Incidentally, for those interested, Woonsocket has probably the greatest museum dedicated to this topic and its history, The Museum of Work and Culture. On a nice day, take a ride and avail yourself of this wealth.

http://www.woonsocket.org/workandculture.htm

Eighth Tower Records is proud to release a tribute CD to the Italian master of horror cinema Lucio Fulci, and his Death Trilogy.
THE BEYOND – MUSIC INSPIRED BY THE LUCIO FULCI DEATH TRILOGY (pre-order – 200 copies limited edition, 6 panels CD).

This new Eighth Tower Records project, dedicated to the Lucio Fulci’s “Trilogy Of Death”, a unique and unrepeatable achievement in the history of Italian “supernatural cinema”, tries to imagine an alternative soundtrack for those movies. 

The several souls of Fulci’s movies are evoked by the musicians through a variety of music styles (electroacoustic, dark ambient, concrete music, progressive rock, drone music). 

The accompanying Anthology (Release Date TBA) will include Mr. Scott’s supernatural/noir novelette, SON OF NO ONE.

Purchase or listen link:

https://eighthtowerrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-beyond-music-inspired-by-the-lucio-fulci-death-trilogy?fbclid=IwAR0VSy7x_Hin2JibTow0RihsHMkVcR61NwqOCt7AXLO72m4lNN9k5nJtFOw 

Got another story for the forthcoming book anthology dedicated to the “Gates Of Hell Trilogy” by Lucio Fulci (Eighth Tower Publishing). An original and delicious noir/horror tale by #RichardAlanScott, who set the story in a late seventies New York populated by psychics, serial killers, detectives and ghosts, and full of homages to the Lucio Fulci characters of the trilogy. Details coming soon.

JUST A STRANGER ON A BUS

My Labyrinth Creators Journal has one more angle to explore on that old piece I wrote for a writing group’s assignment “Anna’s Lost Little Boy.” This one mines a PBS special that I still value “The Question of God.” We look through the eyes of Freud and C.S. Lewis and I treat you to an exclusive look at my unpublished literary fictional memoir, “More Than This.” Come to the Immortal artist in New Orleans to visit and read!

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My latest Labyrinth Project Creators Journal continues the dissection of a piece I penned for my first writers’ group, that involved my Mother’s untimely death when I was fifteen, and subsequent wonder about visits from the beyond. The whole thing leads to some ersatz advice from a writing “mentor,” hahahaha.

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