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I'm a writer of mainly horror, science-fiction and fantasy stories, and live with my wife and three cats in County Durham, England. When I'm not being a full-time registered carer, I enjoy writing, reading, watching films and TV, drinking good beer with good friends, and collecting rejection letters.
In the past I have had stories published in small press magazines including, "The Colored Lens", "Cthulhu Cultus", "Dark Legacy", "Dread", "Pop Fiction", "The Domain", "The Ancient Track", "Blue Silver Dementia"; e-zines and websites, "Frightnet", "Nightscapes", "Dark Portal", "Magnetic Fiction" "alt.ghoststories.", "Writers Dungeon", and "Raise The Dead".
After a ten year break, and thanks to friends Jonathan Strickland and Robert Wilkins, and my wife, I am seriously writing again, trying to catch up on a boat-load of new ideas, and sending them out into the world. My newest success is my short science fiction story 'Cuts', which appeared in 'The Colored Lens', Winter 2014 Issue.
My many influences include H.P.Lovecraft, Stephen King, Clark Ashton Smith, Thomas Ligotti, Angela Carter, Sue Townsend and many more.
Of the stories here, UNCONTAINABLE, DREEK MIDWINTER and EYE CHECK are the most recently written, while HUNTING COMP, OBLIVIOUS and CONS go back to the mid 1990's.
Thanks to all who have downloaded, read or reviewed my stories. Like most writers [some don't give a hoot], any feedback is very important to me, and I appreciate every review.
Comments, queries, or correspondence can be sent off to email@example.com
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on March 13, 2013 :
Brilliant writing. Each sentence is carefully constructed and flows very smoothly into the next in this fantastic, captivating and engaging story that tackled a very difficult 'old school' style of writing, which it pulled off impressively. A magnificent lovecraftian homage to Lovecraft.
(review of free book)
Jonathan Antony Strickland
on Oct. 04, 2012 :
Another story by M.Carter linked with Lovecraft (see also he's story "Ride The Wild Worm" which can be read here at smashwords for free). This time the mystery of the horrors that walk amounst us has been discovered and an invasion is imment.
There are some great little idea's here, such as the tiny bugs that sting but instead of poisining you and making you ill, the effect is quite unique and alien.
This story (as explained by the writer) was written as an introduction for further stories so that others could dip there toes into the genre. So if you like Lovecraft or just like a good sci-fi/monster story then I suggest you give this a read.
(review of free book)