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Watching Peter Jackson’s film of The Beatles: Get Back for three nights straight right before my Birthday has made me wistful about the Fab Four’s place in my heart and mind throughout my life, especially my all-time biggest socially-conscious hero, John Lennon. I couldn’t help but take a pause to wax poetically about the Liverpool Lads in my latest Labyrinth Project Creators Journal over at The Immortal Artist out of New Orleans. Read the always brief, always thoughtful, always entertaining blog that brought me from fool on the hill to paperback writer.

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Filipe Pfingstag

DO DO THAT VOODOO

Flash Fiction was something I’d never heard of when I got one of my first acceptances to a paying website. Though the content was small, the idea and the research was big, to inject some realistic Louisiana Voodoo practice into a story about a heartbroken bride who’d recently lost her mother. I had been fascinated by the religious practice brought over to New Orleans by African slaves ever since some horror movies awakened me to it as a child. In the Labyrinth Project Creators Journal we begin to probe my lifelong exploration and look at some of its inspirations, starting with “The Oblong Box” 1969.

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THY ROD AND THY STAFF

As you made your way to the Russian Erotic Museum in Saint Petersburg today, I hope you did your best not to let Jenny tail ya’. Many a spy would follow those that would seek a glimpse of the great Russian holy man Grigori Rasputin’s holy business, and it is indeed an oddity that is hard to keep under wraps. When my character of Tatiana, a young ad executive in Manhattan, gets ahold of the legendary relic through family ties, it changes her in ways she could not have foreseen. Mainly it’s because the old rapscallion’s ghost is still attached, and he has some mesmerizing and manipulation on his mind. Read my brief and terrifying blog of how I wove this illuminated tally whacker into a novella that I hold out hope of publishing, over at the Labyrinth Project. 4 out of 5 Urologists recommend it.

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BEYOND THE BEYONDS

My latest hot Merch from Eighth Tower Books out of Italy is the tribute anthology to master Lucio Fulci’s Death Trilogy of horror films, THE BEYOND. I have a novelette in this one so you can really get emerged in it. SON OF NO ONE is at once a character study and itself a nerve-jittering search for a serial killer in 1970’s New York City, featuring hedonists, psychics, nosy reporters, serial killers and Satanists, it’s a nail biting dive into adult supernatural noir. Narrated by a street-wise character from New Yawk back in the day, readers may think I have lost my mind.

Leading the cast is Fulci’s heroine of comely psychic Mary Woodhouse, who was portrayed by Fulci regular Catriona Maccoll, from his 1981 shocker, “City of the Living Dead.” This was the groundbreaker that treated its viewers to a man’s head being skewered by an electric drill, amongst other delights. My story contains dozens of Fulci and “City” Easter Eggs for the ultra-rabid fan.

Featuring all-new terrifying tales by: B. E. Dantalion, Glynn Owen Barras, Sarah Walker, J. Edwin Buja, Richard Alan Scott, Andrew Coulthard, John Chadwick, David Voyles, Michael Housel, David Agranoff, Anthony Trevino, Nora B. Peevy.

We have much to discuss. You can get the book, Hardcover, Paperback or Ebook at this purchase link:

https://smile.amazon.com/Beyond-Stories-Inspired-Lucio-Trilogy/dp/B09JBQJ27R/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1635042880&sr=1-1

You can buy direct from the publisher if you prefer:

https://eighthtowerrecords.bandcamp.com/merch/book

You can get a bundle with the Dark Ambient CD that is a must to complement your reading. Featuring soundscapes and music by: Nàresh Ran, Mario Lino Stancati, Kloob, Bad Girl, Progetto No Name + DuoSerpe. The artists at Eighth Tower have outdone themselves with this one.

https://eighthtowerrecords.bandcamp.com/merch/book-cd

Or lastly, you can bundle it with our previous anthology in the Dark Fiction series, THE BLACK STONE: STORIES FOR LOVECRAFTIAN SUMMONINGS.

http://eighthtowerrecords.bandcamp.com/merch/dark-fiction-bundle

“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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A VAGUELY CONCRETE PLAN

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