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Newt's Update #83
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The celebrations for TALES OF THE MACABRE, VOL. 1 are over and I’m back at work again. There was a distraction when the Chaos Dwarf DLC came out that hopefully won’t correlate with a whole host of short stories about evil bearded midgets being written.
WHAT AM I WORKING ON NOW?
I mentioned I was working on a story that includes HS2, protestors, and DRAUGR. Well, I am STILL about halfway through it as the launch distracted me. This has resulted in me coming back and wanting to write about thirty other stories that I’ve thought of in the meantime, so I’m forcing myself to knuckle down and get back to work.
No no, don’t ask me this, please, for the love of god. I have so many answers, but I don’t want to think about it until THE DRAUGR is finished.
BUT, I’m dabbling with space opera horror again. Every attempt so far has ended in my trash folder. Either I’ll eventually crack it, or I’m doomed to repeat my mistakes.
26th April, TWELVE MINUTES. Released as a free short story.
3rd May, THE POWER WITHIN. Probably released as a short story, might be released as a novella. Just finishing it up at the moment!
5th July, THE DRAUGR. Hacking their way through ancient woodlands, construction workers unearth a long buried crypt with murderous results.
Free Story Compilations
HAIR RAISING READS. Featuring 76 horror stories! Including: FESTIVAL OF THE DAMNED, SMOKE IN THE SEWERS, THE BLACK FOG, THE HEIR APPARENT, THE PLATINUM SERVICE, THE BALLAD OF BARNACLE BILL, THE MORRÍGAN.
CONTROL, by C.J. Weiss, free to download.
Unwitting actors forced into their roles. Six short stories of speculative fiction themed around 'Control' from multiple genres.
PROTECTORS OF DARKNESS, by Alice Longo, available for purchase or free on Kindle Unlimited.
In a tyrannic post-apocalyptic world led by a psychopath, everyone bears genetic modifications, and babies are only lab-made.
No one even remembers how humans used to reproduce.
SHADOWS, by Joan De La Haye, available for purchase.
What if you thought you were losing your mind?
What if all those nightmares were real?
Could you survive a demon bent on torment and death, a nightmare feeding on your fear?
A BUNCH OF FIVES, by James Flynn, available for pre-order.
A Bunch of Fives smacks you straight in the face with a mighty handful of horror fiction. It packs a punch with five hard-hitting short stories, all of which will leave you stunned and dizzy in a delirious stupor.
Within these knuckled pages you will find a professional hitman taking on more than he bargained for, a strange creature roaming a Vietnamese island, a nymphomaniac in the midst of a breakdown, a futuristic society obsessed with social media, and much more.
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Newton Webb Bibliography
Available on Amazon
2022 – The Heir Apparent, Novella
2018 – The Morrígan, Novella
2017 – Nestor Lynch, Novel
2013 – Festival of The Damned, Novella
2012 – The Platinum Service, Novella
1958 – The Black Fog, Short Story
1864 – Smoke in the Sewers, Novella
1832 – The Horror at Hargrave Hall, Novella
1818 – The Ballad of Barnacle Bill, Novella
1194 – Hunted, Short Story
Read a collection of free short stories by Newton Webb on his website.