Peter Allchin


I have been writing for quite a few years - short stories; poetry, and two novels, one of which was published in Australia in paperback in 2007. Owing to unforeseen problems, the book is no longer available.
I have also been published in magazines, although my style of writing - usually, but not always, black comedy and horror, is not for women's mainstream magazines.
I also write poetry, preferring rhymes rather than free verse. And rhymes, as opposed to 'proper' poetry, is something I love to write, especially simple, silly verses, many of which are suitable for young children.
I write because I enjoy creating something out of what might be an acorn of just a few words, or a phrase that came to me, or overheard in a conversation.


Raven 2: Apocalypse
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,490. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead
Raven, a vampire hunter who defeated his own death, lives in a world where all religion was banned centuries ago. The world of Man, at the edge of extinction. Many humans are slaves, food, and breeding stock for vampire hoards that roam the land. A religious nomad is the key to the final battle between Lucifer and God. Raven's destiny is not to stop the Apocalyse, but to make sure it happens.
Raven: Vampire Hunter
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,480. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Horror » Crime
The Vosges Mountains in France; Transylvania; and the gloomy streets of late 19th century London. These are the settings to a vampire story like no other. A destiny to be fulfilled; cannibalism; vampires; a meeting with Death; and a murder mystery that has never been solved – until now, in this violent world of make-believe. One man is unwillingly thrust into this world: Raven.
Barnaby Rabbit Stories
Price: Free! Words: 4,960. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
Barnaby Rabbit lives in Orange Blossom Wood with his mother and best friends; Peter Partridge, Philipa Pheasant and Harry Hedgehog. In these stories for young children, Barnaby meets the Big Bad Badger, the Pesky Fox and Father Christmas. Barnaby, like a true friend, is always there to lend a helping hand.
Simple Rhymes and Poems for Young Children
Price: Free! Words: 1,600. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Poetry
This ebook is a compilation of twenty seven original rhymes and poems suitable for young children. Some of the rhymes contain four lines which should be easy for youngsters to remember the rhymes they like the most.
Autumn Leaves; Volume Three
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,700. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2012. Categories: Poetry » U.K. Poetry
In volume two of Autumn Leaves, I included some poems that gave an indication as to how I felt at the loss of our youngest son, with the hope that some people might relate to the words I had written. In volume three, I share with you a little more. However, a book, no matter how large or small, should contain uplifting and (hopefully) passages that raise a smile. I hope I have achieved this.
Autumn Leaves. Volume two
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,590. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2012. Categories: Poetry » U.K. Poetry, Poetry » Themes & motifs » General
For me, poetry is so much better suited to putting one's feelings into the written word than prose. Autumn Leaves Volume Two is a varied collection of poems, some of which reflect my feelings after the death of our youngest son in 2010. Perhaps, the words and sentiments are what you have been unable to find for your own loss. There are also light-hearted verses, haikus and other forms.
Autumn Leaves
Price: Free! Words: 1,530. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2012. Categories: Poetry » Themes & motifs » General, Poetry » U.K. Poetry
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
When writing poetry, I prefer rhyme - it's just the way I am. I always write what I feel inside. I suppose some would phrase it as 'coming from the heart', and I guess there is truth in that. Autumn and early winter are my favourite times of the year and there is an autumnal theme through these ten poems.
Poirot and a Monster Problem
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,400. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Oricle Poirot, the famous detective is summoned to the aid of Princess Elizabeth who has received a threatening note. Poirot pits his wits against evil baron von Frankenstune and his henchmen. This short story is like no other Poirot story. Here, we have comedy galore with innuendos and double entendres.
Tales From a Twisted Mind
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,990. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Three tales of the macabre: The Room of Ambiguity, where nothing is as it seems. Does such a place exist? It does for Jason. The Ghost Machine. Broadbent believes ghosts are recordings of electrical impulses, constantly playing, and has built a ghost machine to prove it. The Vault. Four world war one army friends meet monthly to hear a horror story from Kershaw. Love/betrayal lead to the vault.
A Christmas Carol The Parody
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,190. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
A Christmas Carol The Parody is a rewrite of Dickens' novella of A Christmas Carol now set in the twentieth century. The characters are the same and the ghosts are of Christmas past, present and future. Here, the similarities end. Now, we have the nutty Cratchit family, a gay ghost, a ghost in a tutu and a ghost that is a dog. Journey with Scrooge and the ghosts for a totally new experience.

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Smashwords book reviews by Peter Allchin

  • Behind Whispering Pines on Dec. 21, 2012
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    Having just read Behind Whispering Pines by Marianne Curtis, I am glad she didn't do a full professional edit as other writers may have done. Why? Because the writing comes across as a journal from the heart of someone who has yet to learn how to write professionally which I believe would have destroyed some of the sentiments of this book. I don't normally read this type of autobiography. However, the preface was such that as I know of a lady who suffered at the hands of a mother who for more than sixty years, despised her for not being a boy, I had to read Behind Whispering Pines, am I am pleased that I did.
  • This and That, Thoughts and Imaginings Through Days and Years on July 29, 2020

    This is a nice collection of poems covering an eclectic mix of thoughts, experiences and styles.