Steve Dillon

Publisher info

I was born when the world was a lot younger in Liverpool, England, and now live mostly in Melbourne, Australia. I enjoy my horror with a supernatural and psychological flavour; my main inspiration comes from the workings of Clive Barker, Ramsey Campbell, HP Lovecraft, M.R. James. More recently I have focussed on short stories from a host of horror writers, many of whom I am privileged to work alongside on various projects. My most recent project was 'Between the Tracks - Tales from the Ghost Train,' which I edited and published under the Oz Horror Con umbrella. This is the first in what I hope will become a series of anthologies marketed as 'Things in the Well' publications. The next title will be 'Below the Stairs - Tales from the Cellar,' and if successful I plan to publish a couple of titles each year.

Prior to working on 'Between the Tracks,' I was series editor and contributing artist and writer on 'The Refuge Collection', a selection of 36 short stories about a mythical dystopian future shared-world set in a town called Refuge: Heaven to Some.. Hell to Others - All the proceeds for both anthologies went (and still do) to support refugees in need of help through two established charities: Sanctuary Australia Foundation and Refugee Action UK.

In 2013 I published 'Book of the Tribes - a Tribute to Clive Barker's Nightbreed,' and in the 1980s I was publisher and editor for a monthly magazine called 'Adventurer,' which is where my love of horror comes from.

Smashwords Interview

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
To write down all the thoughts that visited me in the night...
What is your writing process?
I am currently writing several shorts simultaneously, leaping between them. It works because they are interactive in that the plots and characters are linked, and the characters sometimes interact with each other. Recently I have been able to sit down and 'stream' my unconsciousness straight into the computer. Prior to this, I have used procrastination, distraction and delays to avoid writing. I have attempted three novels (at least) and none were completed. In honesty, though; they were probably not very good either.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Steve Dillon online

Videos

Horror Book Reviews
I did some book reviews. With a camera. Yeah, I know.

Review of Brian Lumley's House of Doors
I reviewed Brian Lumley's 'House of Doors'

The Refuge Collection, Heaven to Some...
Series: The Refuge Collection, BOOK 1, Volumes 1-3. Price: $7.00 USD. Words: 113,340. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2017 by Steve Dillon. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
This is the first three volumes of The Refuge Collection, brought together in ebook format for the first time. 18 tales, mostly standalone, they subtly interweave and feed off each other in the shared world of Refuge. all proceeds are to support the charities Sanctuary Australia Foundation and Refugee Action UK.
The Priest's Tale Part Two (6.6)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,230. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2016 by Steve Dillon. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Concluding 'The Priest's Tale,' this short story also concludes the tales from Refuge... for now. The Sacrorum Sacerdos, Egocentia, has flown to Refuge to recover the seventh book of Esdras before it can be used to bring about the end of days. But is he too late? Written by David Allen and Steve Dillon, illustrated by Matty Taylor. Proceeds to the Sanctuary Australia Foundation.
Speak No Evil (6.4)
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 6,290. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2016 by Steve Dillon. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Matty Taylor's festering artistic imagination has finally been fully unleashed with his first literary effort for 'The Refuge Collection,' a story that peels back the true face of Refuge's police force, and gives another worrying insight into the plight of the homeless people of Refuge. Story and art by Matty Taylor (C) 2016. Proceeds to Sanctuary Australia Foundation.
Again (3.3)
Series: The Refuge Collection, Vol.3 Tale 3. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 4,690. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2016 by Steve Dillon. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Horror » Undead
'Again' is a reprint of a Ramsey Campbell tale, specially adapted for Refuge. Tired of Refuge, Bryant May looks further afield for excitement. He finds it, and it challenges how he should view people, especially the elderly…
The Refuge Collection - Volume 5
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 45,950. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2016 by Steve Dillon. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Contains the following tales from Refuge: 5.1 The Empath's Tale, Part 5 - Steve Dillon 5.2 The Detective's Tale - Pete Sutton 5.3 Gerald's Memory House - Gerry Huntman 5.4 Lambskin - Steve Dillon 5.5 The Undertaker's Tale - Noel Osualdini 5.6 Blue Frog Falls - Brian Craddock
Blue Frog Falls (5.6)
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 8,720. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2016 by Steve Dillon. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
When The Blue Frog Tavern collapses, the noise of the timber splintering and collapsing on itself is enough to wake the dead. Mayor Emeritas is eager to have the tavern demolished as quickly as possible. With him are four other people, one of them dead on the ground—the sacrifice. The building appears to collapse of its own accord, aided by the thing beneath it, deep underground. By Brian Craddock
The Refuge Collection - Volume 4
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 47,110. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2016 by Steve Dillon. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Mashups
Continuing from the first three volumes, "The Refuge Collection, Heaven to Some... Hell to Others". 6 new tales by Mark Allan Gunnells, Marty Young, Matthew R Davis, Brian Craddock, Amdi Silvestri, and Steve Dillon. Most stories are standalone but interleave, with 'The Empath's Tale' used as narrative to help thread the stories into a slow-burning plot, finally revealing the Hellbreed & Cenobites!
The Black Shuck (4.6)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,730. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2016 by Steve Dillon. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is the story of The Black Shuck, a legendary beast that stalks Refuge every 20 years. It's also Darren Marsh's story. It's also the story of a mysterious figure who rolls into Refuge with four crows for company. How do these things all relate? And what lies beneath Refuge anyway? Story and art by Brian Craddock. Proceeds to Sanctuary Australia Foundation.
The Refugees (4.5)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,960. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2016 by Steve Dillon. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Frederick and Roberto have arrived at Refuge in the hope of a new life with their two children. It has to be better than the intolerance of the place they've just left- doesn't it? By Mark Allan Gunnells. Artwork by Eric Gross. All proceeds to Sanctuary Australia Foundation.
The Heart of the Mission (4.4)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,240. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2016 by Steve Dillon. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
(5.00 from 1 review)
"Checking in at the Kraken Hotel, I’d had a niggling feeling I’d wound up in Innsmouth instead of Refuge." "A small and secret group who called themselves the Voice of the Thorn were the fosters and guardians of an uncatalogued breed of rose." Story: Matthew R Davis, cover art: Will Jacques
When We Were The Spiders (4.3)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,440. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2016 by Steve Dillon. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Three displaced men share secrets in the comfort of the Blue Frog Tavern, but when talk turns to Refuge's secrets, they're compelled to go on a journey together. Where are they headed? “Out through the wall, to the marshes.” Not exactly happy, one asks "What’s out there that we need to see in the middle of the night?” Story by award-winning writer and editor Marty Young. Cover Art by Will Jacques.
The Watcher's Tale (4.2)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,050. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2016 by Steve Dillon. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(5.00 from 1 review)
Strange things are happening in an outlying farm, and the shock waves reach the little town of Refuge. Luckily the farmer has things in order. Story by Amdi Silvestri. Artwork by Chris Roberts (C) 2016.
The Refuge Collection - Volume 3
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 39,490. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2016 by Steve Dillon. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(4.00 from 1 review)
These tales from the mythical town of Refuge are short stories which can be enjoyed as standalone, but when read together they form a much larger story. An insidious plot filled with supernatural, paranormal & mythological creatures from across the globe as well as tales of wonder, human cruelty, political intrigue, compassion, love, loss. All proceeds to help refugees via registered charities.
Forever Autumn (3.5)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,850. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2016 by Steve Dillon. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(5.00 from 1 review)
A strange man in a cemetery overlooks the strange town of Refuge. He's there for a reason. His memories are dark and forbidding. His 'new self' tries to lift him above all that, but his memories haunt him still. Another stranger arrives, a woman- someone to love or someone to kill? By EJ McLaughlin. Artwork by Matty Taylor. All proceeds to Sanctuary Foundation Australia.
The Public Menace of Blight (3.4)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,640. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2016 by Steve Dillon. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A small car is discovered at a local bazaar in Refuge. It's recognised as a child's toy from a long time ago. It shouldn't exist. The mystery takes the narrator on a quest for the truth. But does she really want to know? Bram Stoker, Twice-World Fantasy Award Nominee and Shirley Jackson Award winner Kaaron Warren has lived in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Fiji. Cover art by Will Jacques, 2016.
The PI's Tale - by Paul Kane (2.5)
Series: The Refuge Collection, Vol.2 Tale 5. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 9,860. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2016 by Steve Dillon. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Paul Kane’s writing has style and elegance; a first rate storyteller. - Clive Barker. "A Private Investigator, a beautiful 'dame' and a missing boy. But Mickey's having trouble figuring out what's real and what's not as he tries to get to grips with the people and places of Refuge..." Written by Paul Kane, artwork by Edward Miller.

Series

Things in the Well
Things in the Well publishes a series of themed anthologies, single-author collections, and themed festive magazine sized flash fiction magazines.
Trickster's Treats #1
Price: $2.99 USD.
Trickster's Treats 2
Price: $3.00 USD.
The Refuge Collection
The town of Refuge has been described as: "Heaven to some, Hell to Others" "Refuge isn't what you want it to be!" "Refuge is a place like no other, yet like so many" "All the houses are different" "The people of Refuge are hungry to share their stories with you!" Note: All contributors profits go to charity to help refugees (via Sanctuary Australia Foundation and Refugee Action UK)

Books

Trickster's Treats 2
Series: Things in the Well. Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 33,400. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Another bumper crop of Halloween short-fiction from the pumpkin-master himself, the Trickster! This, our second collection of themed tales, presents six new themes for 2018:- Halloween House, Pumpkin Head, Trick or Treat, Haunted Forests and Trees, Bob Apple, and Fancy Dress. 34 short stories all between 666-1,000 words. All proceeds go to charity (Community Women's Shelters Ltd).
The Heat is On
You set the price! Words: 3,930. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A short horror and science fiction story that is quite surreal and rather horrific in a Lovecraft-ian way. Definitely not for minors. (4,000 words approx.)
Trickster's Treats #1
Series: Things in the Well. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,600. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Halloween, Fiction » Horror » General
A collection of Halloween short stories. Six categories, each story contains up to 666 words. Plus a bonus short story. Plus a longer-length Halloween tale, 'Lambskin' by Steve Dillon
The Refuge Collection, Hell to Others!
Series: The Refuge Collection, BOOK 2, Volumes 4-6. Price: $7.00 USD. Words: 131,440. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Volumes 4-6 of The Refuge Collection. 18 tales of dark, supernatural and psychological thrillers, terrifying tales of murder, kidnap, mythical creatures and political intrigue. All set in the mysterious town of Refuge, often described as "Heaven to Some, Hell to Others."
The Refuge Collection - Volume 6
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 34,160. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
The final 6 Tales from the Refuge Collection. Stories by Gerry Huntman, Matty Taylor, David Allen and Steve Dillon. All proceeds to Sanctuary Australia Foundation.
The Priest's Tale Part Two (6.6)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,230. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2016 by Steve Dillon. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Concluding 'The Priest's Tale,' this short story also concludes the tales from Refuge... for now. The Sacrorum Sacerdos, Egocentia, has flown to Refuge to recover the seventh book of Esdras before it can be used to bring about the end of days. But is he too late? Written by David Allen and Steve Dillon, illustrated by Matty Taylor. Proceeds to the Sanctuary Australia Foundation.
The Strange Old Man (6.5)
You set the price! Words: 12,000. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Detectives Dickson and Garrett stumble upon strange old man who thrusts a leather-bound package into Garrett's hands, beginning a convoluted generational tale of a story-within-a-story, each layer peeling back to reveal older and more macabre levels to the puzzle... By Steve Dillon, art by Shane K Ryan. Proceeds to charity.
The Empath's Tale - The Whole Story
Series: The Refuge Collection, SPECIAL. Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 49,260. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
This is the first time we've published the whole set of parts 1-6 of The Empath's Tale. Approximately 50,000 words of paranoia, occult horror, monsters and mayhem as Joe Dolan tries to unravel the mysteries of Refuge... Horror Heads art by Steve Dillon, (C) 2016.
The Empath's Tale, Part Six (6.1)
You set the price! Words: 9,150. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
The climax to this six-part novella. Will the Gods Hydra and Bastet join forces to exact their revenge on the mayor of Refuge? Will Frank and Joe Dolan prevent the war that's coming? And what will happen when the people of Refuge stop believing in these powers, gods, demons and angels?
No Refuge for Cat
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,990. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
This is about 'Two ladies who lunch' and how they despise the cats that have recently 'swamped' Refuge. One of the ladies is in for a surprise, as she encounters one of Refuge's 'undesirables.' Beneath the surface, there is another story of racism, bigotry, and complicity in a a campaign on the part of the mayor that intends to do more than sweep away 'the cat problem.' Cover art by Will Jacques.
No Refuge for Cat (6.3)
You set the price! Words: 5,990. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
This is about 'Two ladies who lunch' and how they despise the cats that have recently 'swamped' Refuge. One of the ladies is in for a surprise, as she encounters one of Refuge's 'undesirables.' Beneath the surface, there is another story of racism, bigotry, and complicity in a a campaign on the part of the mayor that intends to do more than sweep away 'the cat problem.' Cover art by Will Jacques.
The Refuge Collection - Volume 5
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 45,950. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2016 by Steve Dillon. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Contains the following tales from Refuge: 5.1 The Empath's Tale, Part 5 - Steve Dillon 5.2 The Detective's Tale - Pete Sutton 5.3 Gerald's Memory House - Gerry Huntman 5.4 Lambskin - Steve Dillon 5.5 The Undertaker's Tale - Noel Osualdini 5.6 Blue Frog Falls - Brian Craddock
The Refuge Collection - Volume 4
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 47,110. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2016 by Steve Dillon. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Mashups
Continuing from the first three volumes, "The Refuge Collection, Heaven to Some... Hell to Others". 6 new tales by Mark Allan Gunnells, Marty Young, Matthew R Davis, Brian Craddock, Amdi Silvestri, and Steve Dillon. Most stories are standalone but interleave, with 'The Empath's Tale' used as narrative to help thread the stories into a slow-burning plot, finally revealing the Hellbreed & Cenobites!
The Empath's Tale, Part Four (4.1)
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 9,620. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Horror » Occult
(4.00 from 1 review)
Joe learns of the Hellbreed and the Configuration puzzle-box. A strange dream makes him wonder about Refuge's past, and his brother Frank makes him worry for its future. They meet Bastet, the cat-headed Egyptian Goddess, who reveals the reason for Joe's powers and his role in the war that's coming to Refuge. All Proceeds to Sanctuary Australia Foundation. By Steve Dillon. Cover by Brian Craddock.
The Refuge Collection - Volume 3
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 39,490. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2016 by Steve Dillon. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(4.00 from 1 review)
These tales from the mythical town of Refuge are short stories which can be enjoyed as standalone, but when read together they form a much larger story. An insidious plot filled with supernatural, paranormal & mythological creatures from across the globe as well as tales of wonder, human cruelty, political intrigue, compassion, love, loss. All proceeds to help refugees via registered charities.
The Empath's Tale, Part Three (3.1)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,560. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Joe finally learns what's happened to his wife. A reunion with his brother leaves him reeling. He learns more about Refuge's politics and history, and that he's not the only one to have supernatural powers. Political intrigue and an Egyptian goddess form part of this tale, and we begin to thread together some of the other tales from Refuge. Proceeds to Sanctuary Australia Foundation.
The Empath's Tale (Part Three)
Price: $0.99 USD. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Horror » Occult
Joe finally learns what's happened to his wife. A reunion with his brother leaves him reeling. He learns more about Refuge's politics and history, and that he's not the only one to have supernatural powers. Political intrigue and an Egyptian goddess form part of this tale, and we begin to thread together some of the other tales from Refuge. Proceeds to Sanctuary Australia Foundation.
The Refuge Collection Volume 2.
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 40,430. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
More tales from Refuge have been unearthed in this collection of ghost stories, weird tales, mysteries and thrillers... Artwork by Will Jacques. Stories by Paul Kane, Brian Craddock, Steve Dillon, David Allen, and Noel Osualdini.
The Empath's Tale, Part Two (2.1)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,040. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Joe Dolan continues his search for his missing wife Elspet. Retracing his steps from yesterday, the hornets are still around and he learns more of the mysterious shadow. He also learns some surprising information from father Millar and the mayor of Refuge. It all seems connected, but how? Cover art 'Waves' by Steve Dillon.
The Refuge Collection - Volume 1.
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 35,380. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(4.00 from 1 review)
Lee Murray, Martin Livings and Steve Dillon have brought together the first six stories from the town of Refuge "Heaven to some, Hell to others!" Compelling enough as stand-alone tales, together they tell a much richer story. Each one introduces new characters, events, locations that influence the next writer's story. So, enjoy these first 6 tales to terrify, torment and tease!
Next Door's Noisy (2.3)
You set the price! Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
(5.00 from 1 review)
Little Alex isn't yet 4 years old, so when Mummy hears from Alex that "Next door's Noisy" keeps moaning at night and tapping on the wall, Alex's mum thinks it's the result of an imaginative 4-year old. But the house next door is boarded up. Author proceeds to Sanctuary Foundation Australia.
The Shiraz Train (3.6)
You set the price! Words: 7,270. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Abram Akim is the 'IT guy' at the Refuge Reporter. He lives according to the rules. Best practices. Everything running smoothly. And on time. But what happens when he sees a woman stabbed on the train? Repeatedly. And is it connected with his obsession over the Refuge Reporter's glamour photographer? Art by Will Jacques. Author/artist proceeds donated to charity. Cover art (C) Will Jacques, 2015
The Empath's Tale, Part One (1.1)
You set the price! Words: 6,440. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Joe Dolan wakes with a 'headful of hornets', a warning that today's going to bring something bad. He attends the funeral of an innocent and tries to work out if his wife has been kidnapped. Father Millar makes an appearance, we step inside the Blue Frog Tavern, and we meet a new character, an artist... Author/artist proceeds to charity. Art by Steve Dillon. (Part 1 of a series)
The Priest's Tale, Part One (2.6)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,590. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Horror » Occult
(4.00 from 1 review)
Father Millar is not what he seems: he abandons his clothes and his faith and tries to abandon Refuge, a town that's "Going to hell in a handcart", with him as its frontrunner. Author/artist proceeds to charity. Art (C) Will Jacques
The Fighter's Tale (1.3)
You set the price! Words: 6,560. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
A young man escapes in an 'asylum seekers boat', but it gets sunk by pirates. And that's when the nightmare begins. "He wouldn’t look down. That was too frightening. He looked up at the stars, the horizon, the foam on top of the waves as they rose and fell with the ocean’s swell. The tiny red boat must be more refugees, mustn't it?" Author/artist proceeds for charity. Art by Will Jacques.
The Housewife's Tale (1.5)
You set the price! Words: 3,610. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Barbara's husband thinks of her as 'just a housewife', and that's just how she feels. A life of bullying has made her a shadow of her former self. Can her new 'pet' help her find new meaning to her life? Meanwhile Father Millar, Refuge's Priest of ill-repute has an intriguing conversation with her husband.
The Wrong Path (1.2)
You set the price! Words: 4,830. Language: British English. Published: October 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
A young man escapes the strange town of Refuge for the day, to avoid the funeral of a murdered girl, and a confrontation between his gay partner and his ex-wife. He goes for a 'walk in the park' - how easy is that? But like many of us, he takes the wrong path which leads to a terrifying encounter. All Author Proceeds for SanctuaryAustraliaFoundation.org. Cover art (c) Will Jacques.

Steve Dillon's tag cloud

angels    anthology    best halloween    cats    cenobite    cenobites    charity    clifi    climate change    clive barker    conspiracy    corrupt priests    cthulhu    cthulhu mythos    dagon    dan brown    dark fantasy    dark fiction    deep ones    demons    detective    domestic abuse    dv    dystopia    dystopian    egyptology    eye of god    genre    ghost stories    ghost story    halloween    halloween 2018    halloween book    halloween poem    halloween read    halloween tale    halloweennight    hellbreed    hellraiser    hellraiser mythos    horror    hp lovecraft    humour    hydra    kaaron warren    love story    lovecraft    magical symbolism    metaphysical    monster    monsters    mystery    mystery and intrigue    mythological    mythos    necromancy    necroscope    noir detective    paranormal    post apocalypse    postapocalypse    postapocalyptic    psychological    psychological horror and thriller    psychological thriller    ramsey campbell    refuge    refuge collection    refugee    refugees    refugees are humans    schizophrenia    scifi    short stories    short story    slasher horror    slasher killer    spaceship    supernatural    supernatural cats    supernatural horror    surreal    suspense    the refuge collection    thriller    weird fiction    weird tales   

Steve Dillon's favorite authors on Smashwords

F. Paul Wilson
Latest book: The Silent Ones.
Published May 29, 2020.
Clive Barker
Latest book: The Damnation Game.
Published July 3, 2014.
Paul Kane
Latest book: Lunar.
Published September 28, 2012.
Amdi Silvestri
Latest book: The Watcher's Tale (4.2).
Published March 17, 2016. (5.00 from 1 review)
Brian Craddock
Latest book: Chuwa: The Rat-People of Lahore.
Published June 1, 2019.
Matthew R Davis
Latest book: The Heart of the Mission (4.4).
Published April 16, 2016. (5.00 from 1 review)
...and 11 more