Horseshoe Nail Stew on FrontierTales.com

Hello everyone! Today sees my short story "Horseshoe Nail Stew" published online at FrontierTales.com, where it will be in friendly competition with five other western short stories over the month. The story that receives the most votes gets to call itself the Reader's Choice Best Story of the month, which wins it a place in… Continue reading Horseshoe Nail Stew on FrontierTales.com

Dora And the Lost City of Gold – Movie Club Review – December

Dora And the Lost City of Gold Released: 2019 – Runs 1 hour 42 minutes Directed by: James Bobin Written by: Nicholas Stoller, Matthew Robinson – Story by Tom Wheeler and Nicholas Stoller, based on the television series “Dora the Explorer” written by Chris Gifford, Eric Weiner and Valerie Walsh Starring: Isabel Merced, Jeff Wahlberg,… Continue reading Dora And the Lost City of Gold – Movie Club Review – December

The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt – Western Wednesday Book Review – November

I am somewhat disappointed with this novel. I think it's partly the 'fault' of all it's publicity - I had high expectations for this relatively recently (2011) published and much praised "western." Recently I hurried to read The Sisters Brothers at last as I expected to watch the 2018 film version in the near future.… Continue reading The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt – Western Wednesday Book Review – November

The Bledbrooke Works: A Cosmic Horror Story by John F Leonard

This short novella follows Donald Hobdike, Manager of Works in a small town with secrets, and Michael Bassey, the young offender assigned to him as part of community service, as they venture into the old sewers below town. There is a blockage somewhere, causing somewhat disgusting problems in town, and they need to resolve whatever… Continue reading The Bledbrooke Works: A Cosmic Horror Story by John F Leonard

The Dark Crystal – Movie Club Review – November

The Dark Crystal Released 1982 – Run-Time 1 hour 33 minutes Directed by: Jim Henson, Frank Oz Written by: David Odell (screenplay), Jim Henson (story) Starring: Um, puppeteers. And voices. Viewing conditions: Pretty good, home theatre, day-time viewing. What to say about a movie you admire for it’s looks and willingness to expand on what… Continue reading The Dark Crystal – Movie Club Review – November

Spooky Old Time Radio Show Listens for Hallowe’en

One of the most famous Hallowe’en radio broadcasts was on October 30, 1938, with Orson Welles’ version of H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds. This re-telling of the science fiction story about Martians attacking, probably didn’t actually panic as many people as legend has it, but it used a news-bulletin style which may have… Continue reading Spooky Old Time Radio Show Listens for Hallowe’en