BP Gregory

Biography

Horror! Sci-fi! All manner of strange happenings!

Writer and avid reader, BP Gregory was always an oddment to justify the most terrible things. With such tales, you shouldn't always feel comfortable or safe.

New science fiction/horror novel "Outermen" is now available. In a world without sun or universe the void has spat back Michael Formir, splintered in mind and body. It falls to Cathy to extract from his blasted, wandering mind the horrifying secret to Outside.

Please also take the time to enjoy new short science fiction story "Economy". Wracked with jealousy Babette speeds down the road in a parasitic vehicle, determined to disrupt this wedding. But how much of herself will she have to surrender to make it?

For more sneak peaks, more stories, or to contact the author visit BP Gregory at http://www.popgoesthebrainstem.com.

Smashwords Interview

As at November 2013 you have two novels: a science fiction and a horror, as well as a cluster of short stories that seem to vascillate between the two. Did you set out to be a genre writer?
I love to write about people. Both horror and sci-fi allow me to frogmarch characters through extreme situations. Peeling back their layers bit by bit to discover what, if anything, lurks inside. Do we each treasure some inviolate core of self, kept safe from our actions and choices? Would it matter if nobody ever saw it?
With such an interest in people, do you write about real life?
I never write about real life. I figure if I wanted reality, I could stand on a street corner and watch it.

But I'm always thrilled to hear someone complain, "You wrote about me!", even though they're dead wrong. Because that's the idea: you're supposed to identify, it's what makes the characters rich. A male friend once proudly claimed I based Simon from Only Skin on him, which horrified me to hear. That character's a real jerk.

Pretty much every novel finds its germ in something that's happened to me, however. Even if you need to dig a long way back to find it.
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Where to find BP Gregory online


Where to buy in print


Books

Economy
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,250. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Wracked with jealousy Babette speeds down the road in a parasitic vehicle, determined to disrupt this wedding. But how much of herself will she have to surrender to make it? Economy is a short story (1,402 words).
Stow
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,590. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A young girl gazes down at a body shattered on the quiet suburban pavement. What desperation would drive anyone to risk such a horrible death? Who would stow away? Stow is a short story (2,742) words.
Outermen
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,920. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Outermen were supposed to be lost forever in a tragedy so horrific it devastated mankind. Wounds scabbed over as best they could, and life moved on. But now the mysterious void has spat back the splintered remains of what was once a much-hated and arrogant man, Michael Formir. Science fiction / horror novel Outermen is BP Gregory's third published novel.
Glory
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Price: Free! Words: 3,550. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Students were discouraged from venturing into the park's public toilet. Of course they all knew, in whispers and titters, it was because of the hole. Even Jack, who'd taken to defiantly pissing where he oughtn't to be and claiming he wasn't afraid. Glory is a short horror story (2,745 words), and contains disquieting (adult) themes.
Submerged
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Price: Free! Words: 3,830. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
An isolated, frail old man trapped in his apartment. What possible threat could he pose to the sociopaths next door? Except that Brendan has his wife's foolish bravery to live up to ... Submerged is a short story (2,988 words).
Mould
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Price: Free! Words: 2,030. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
My best friend was in Pompeii. And like everybody else on that fateful day, she never left. Leaving me trapped within horror, reincarnation and the persistence of memory. Mould is a short story (1,228 words).
Strangers
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Price: Free! Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.20 from 5 reviews)
A paroled monster, a prostitute and a policeman all see a little girl lost, but this isn't the start of a joke. What can such a morsel do, when all that's left to rely on is the kindness of strangers? Strangers is a short story (2,166 words), and includes disquieting (adult) themes.
The Elevator Story
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Price: Free! Words: 3,630. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
A well heeled lady almost misses an elevator, but she will desperately wish that she had. Short mysterious horror (2,803 words) The Elevator Story is a prime example that terrifying events can steal anyone out of their day, for no reason at all.
Promise
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Price: Free! Words: 2,960. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The government controls the air, executing anyone who dares fly as "terrorists". But Guntarc has been hammering a plan together in his garage, and secretly knows he can escape his life amidst the clouds. Promise is a short story (1,932 words).
Drive
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Price: Free! Words: 1,970. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
I was never a nervous driver until my Becky got her license, even with all those hooligans on the road. But then I discovered a car is also a deadly weapon. Drive, a short story (1,161 words), is both every father's nightmare and every mother's secret dream. Please note includes disquieting (adult) themes.
Follow
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Price: Free! Words: 1,870. Language: Australian English. Published: February 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Everything Mary had ever known of warmth, comfort and pleasure was wrapped tenderly in the memory of her man's skin and the mustiness of green wool. But now, adrift on frozen battlefields Mary and Joe wander mournfully amidst corpses, turned away from each other with only memories to keep them warm. Follow is a short story (1,045 words), and includes disquieting (adult) themes.
The Man's Heart
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Price: Free! Words: 1,700. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Just as with his father, the man's time was measured carefully for him before he was the man, or even the boy. And thus every step of life dances on, orchestrated to a set number of heartbeats. The Man's Heart is flash (very short) fiction of 509 words, and was first released in 2004 in G Wells Taylor's amazing ezine The Wildclown Chronicle.
Commitment
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Price: Free! Words: 2,920. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Lovely Tiffany can hear the amorous folk upstairs, wistfully recalling when she and her boyfriend were just like that. Disturbingly, when the racket turns violent it's still just as she remembers. But what, exactly, does she remember? Short story (2,065 words) Commitment evolved out of many evenings in a thin-walled apartment. Includes disquieting (adult) themes.
What a View
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Price: Free! Words: 2,420. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The billboard was leviathan, blotting out the sky. The only thing Meredith had ever loved. And, tapping a rifle thoughtfully against her leg, she was determined to keep her bold advertisement dominating the entire world's view. With violence, if necessary. What a View is a short story (1,553 words), and first appeared in print in 2004 as part of Cardigan Press' collection All Change Please.
It's All About The Love
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Price: Free! Words: 1,780. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
In the dim swampland of his mind Boris has always dreamed of working with fast food. And if spotty, squealing Pannager the Manager thinks he can stop him, he has another rather horrible thing coming ... Equal parts gory and grotty, It's All About the Love is a short story (895 words) and includes disquieting (adult) themes.
Cacophony
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Price: Free! Words: 12,490. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00 from 1 review)
In the dim swampland of his mind, Boris has always dreamed of working with fast food. A well heeled lady almost misses an elevator, but she will desperately wish that she had. For the first time, eight of BP Gregory's unusual and sometimes horrifying short stories are available to enjoy together in Cacophony.
Automatons
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Price: Free! Words: 81,250. Language: Australian English. Published: December 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Perhaps the world ended, and we brought it on ourselves. But only Joyce noticed the whimper. And she might just be tits-out crazy. Along with smarmy Sam, life's impossible tourist, a trucker's death draws Joyce down the last highway into the desert's beating heart. And at the Judgment Day Diner they will be caught up in a maelstrom of adultery, lies and hidden violence.
Only Skin
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Price: Free! Words: 50,580. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
(5.00 from 1 review)
"I was the man at the beach. I have a name, and it is not God." Simon is a narcissist and a very dangerous man. Enter his world, where reality and everyone in it service his grim fantasies. But in the bushland lurks a woman who suspects lost vulnerability at his heart. And another, less beautiful, whose violent loathing for him will never be silenced. Includes disquieting (adult) themes.

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Smashwords book reviews by BP Gregory

  • Lipstick on Feb. 07, 2013

    Forgotten what it's like to feel sexy? A little sweaty and short of breath after finishing racy hen's romp Lipstick, I simply can't wait for the release of Melbourne burlesque celebrity Ms Nichols' upcoming compilation of short erotic stories.
  • Sloughing Off the Rot on June 20, 2013

    What are we reading?: Sloughing Off the Rot, by Lance Carbuncle. Give me the short version: Wiped tabula-rasa clean, John embarks on a surrealist journey to not only rediscover, but literally recreate himself. Are you looking for something different? I mean, really different? Sloughing Off the Rot is a meandering lyrical re-envisioning of biblical allegory, pop culture, songs, catchphrases, states of mind and just plain linguistic fun. Lance Curbuncle writes with the supreme confidence of one who can hold a loose reign; swigning between wham and whimsy without ever relinquishing control. I was rather reminded of the first time I read Naked Lunch: how briskly staccato and yet still elastic and melting narrative suddenly seemed to feel. Although I enjoyed the skillful to-and-fro of the language, through no fault of its own the story didn't really click for me - the elements that light my fire tend to be fairly specific. Don't be dissuaded from picking this up, as there's an audience out there waiting to go crazy for this book. Favourite moment: Along the road, they encountered other men and boys. Santiago plucked an everlasting supply of worms from his bottomless bag and dropped them in the people's eyes. And the men and boys joined them and danced along the road, spinning and circling around John, as planets orbiting a sun."