A Tense of Disappointment

Fairy Tales, Plague and The May Hawk’s Daughter Something I’ve touched on previously in my blog is the difficulty of writing ‘cross-genre’, of hoping that you can carry your readers, seamlessly, from one literary domain to another, as if by the benefit of open borders but how problematic that can actually turn out to be. An incident from my personal …

Folk Horror – The Genre That Time Remembered

What is folk horror? The first thing to do when talking about the subject is to apply a caveat. Folk Horror was never meant to be a genre, never meant to be something you could put on a sign above a tidy shelf in a library or bookshop. It’s a label applied post-mortem by the surgical slice of a pathologist, …