THE DARK NEST
This website is intended to open up my collection of short stories to as many readers as possible. I have written quite a lot on British film history But these short stories mark a new departure for me.
The whole collection is called The Dark Nest , and they are all about hidden or subterranean impulses and phenomena. Many of the stories have elements of transformation in them: a dog who can talk, a woman whose skin becomes transparent, a woman who becomes a man. And many deal with surprise: finding a dead Martian in a wood, giving birth to a ventriloquist's dummy, buying a doll that comes alive.
They could be categorised as Feminine Gothic. I hope they will stimulate the reader, but they may shock as well. Perhaps you might see a world you did not expect.
The stories are all posted up here, with small illustrations. There are short films made from a few of the stories and also audio versions of some of the stories.