Author Archives: Richard Baron

Ghosts: My experiences and thoughts

I spent new years eve re-watching the 1973 film ‘The Legend Of Hell House’. For those of you who haven’t seen it, it’s a haunted house picture based on a novel by Richard Matheson (Incredible Shrinking Man, Twilight Zone.. Etc), … Continue reading

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Seduction: The lessons I learnt from monsters

Writing is a learning process. Whether you’re an fully fledged bestselling author such as Stephen King or a youngster jotting down the details of ‘what I did during my summer holiday’; the art of extracting, communicating and articulating ones thoughts … Continue reading

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Writing on the fly, the journey and the suited man

I often liken the act of writing a story to that of undertaking a journey. Both are more often than not prepared for in advance, be it the stocking of supplies (coffee?), planning the route to take; perhaps even noting … Continue reading

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Thoughts on passing time

I seem to be writing about the subject of loss quite a bit lately. Be it people, time, love or innocence. All in some kind of horror context of course, c’mon, what else.  And in doing so, I found out … Continue reading

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Update

It’s been a while since I have submitted any stories for publication. There are two reasons for this: The first is of a personal matter that shall remain just that, and the second, is that I have been beavering away … Continue reading

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Snow. It’s good for horror.

I like to watch the snow fall, sitting here at my desk, facing the window. It lends the city an aura of calmness, of quiet, of solitude. Cars are silenced, the hustle and bustle of pedestrians dimmed and even the … Continue reading

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Fantasy, school and the importance of balance

Placed inside a drawer by my writing desk is an old school exercise book. It is like a million others, the staple A5 that litters desks the nation, if not the world over. Closer inspection shows this one has my … Continue reading

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Demonic Recession

Recession. I was discussing it with a friend the other day and naturally (well in my world) the talk turned to the supernatural. ‘Ghost, demons, angels. They have it easy really. No worries about bills or losing their job.’ Later, … Continue reading

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It’s not that Grimm

Upon entering my living room then looking left you will see three framed photographs of wooden struts embedded upright upon a desolate sandy beach. The sky is overcast; a moment captured no doubt minutes before a coming storm and though … Continue reading

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‘Nowhere Hall’ by Cate Gardner Review

You may have heard of Cate Gardner, her name is mentioned in numerous blogs, twitter feeds and writing forums.  Her work is published in numerous magazines and books and her collection of short stories titled ‘Strange men in pinstripe suits’ … Continue reading

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