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Radgepacket 5 – Tales from the Inner Cities. Cover art and release date.

 

Cracking front cover design! My short story ‘The Estate’ appears at the end of the collection of gritty, suburban tales.

The story flits between past, present and future tense, following our protagonist – a policeman on a tactical response team – as he pursues a young offender on a tough council estate in working-class Stoke-on-Trent. As the chase, and the story, progresses, we realise the protagonist knows more about this particular estate than we realised – he grew up on it. As his past tense relives his childhood , the growing pains, and we realise there is more to this man’s motivations than first meetss the eye. A taut, psychological, twisty tale.

The first draft was written almost four years ago, and inspired by my strict reading diet of Irvine Welsh at that time. The 12’000 word story still stands as my proudest achievement.

There’s other great contributors too, such as Ian Ayris and Paul D. Brazil. The release date is March 19th, and the title will be available from Amazon and Borders, as well as Ebook and Kindle formats, later this year.

Danny Hill

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Necrotic Tissue no more :’-(

 

It’s a sad day for the horror publishing industry; for readers, writers and publishers. The editor of Necrotic Tissue, the once-quarterly horror fiction magazine, has now decided to call it a day. It is a decision based on financial reasons.

Nectrotic Tissue will always be close to my heart, not only because the market produced my first sale with ‘The Ventriloquist’s Dummy’ but because I spent a good chunk of my early writing days studying the magazine, wishing one day I’d appear in it. I don’t know what it was with me and NT, but I just admire it. Although it never had the clout of the big press magazines like Cemetery Dance and Shroud, it was still a cool horror market to be involved in. There was a certain panache about it.

You got the sense that the editors knew exactly what they were doing, from the quality and content of the writing they accepted to the elaborate cover art on every single issue. It sounds cliche, but there will never be another like it.

There is word there may be a Best of Necrotic Tissue anthology, toward the end of the year. A fitting closure. Although I would love to be involved myself, one writer I know that almost certainly should is Natalie Sin, who has appeared in more than just a few of their volumes. For those of you unfamiliar with her work, you should check her out, she produces some of the best short stories I have ever read. She should be famous for them, but isn’t. Yet.

Necrotic Tissue, gone but not forgotten.

 

Danny Hill.