Mark Fuller Dillon


"Mark Fuller Dillon is an original talent, whose precise use of language, obliquely disturbing imagery and meticulous world building single him out as a writer to watch."
-- Peter Tennant, BLACK STATIC #35.

Hello, and welcome!

Most of my stories are set in the region where I live (Gatineau, Quebec), and are based on some of the stranger moments of my life, or on my nightmares (which have kept my nights lively and loud since I was three years old).

I've had work published in Barbara and Christopher Roden's ALL HALLOWS and in John Pelan's DARKSIDE; I've also had work accepted for anthologies and magazines that faded away before my stories could appear. The best of these are collected in my second ebook, IN A SEASON OF DEAD WEATHER.

Right now, my goal is to find reviewers. Writers can focus on craftsmanship, but they cannot be certain of just how much they've been able to learn and apply, until the readers tell them. To that end, I'm inviting you to let me know exactly what you think of my stories. Honest feedback, pro or con, is one of the most valuable things a writer can use.

And please don't hesitate to visit my blog, or my Facebook page.

Thank you!

Mark Fuller Dillon

Where to find Mark Fuller Dillon online


At First, You Hear The Silence
Price: Free! Words: 9,480. Language: Canadian English. Published: January 4, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.40 from 5 reviews)
At thirteen, Philippe can see his father trapped in a world of secrets and silence, a world with no place for honesty or courage. But when the walls of that world fall apart, and something from outside breaks in, the silence becomes a warning shout... and Philippe will be tested in ways his father could never imagine. This is a dark modern fantasy, suitable for Young Adult to Adult readers.
In A Season Of Dead Weather
Price: Free! Words: 20,810. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.13 from 8 reviews)
In a season of dead weather, the mind clutches at reality; but what does it find instead? Madness, or monsters? Ghosts, or things more terrible than ghosts? Illusions, or invasions? Dreams, or the darkness at the end of all nightmares? One thing is clear: these are tales that echoes tell, in a season of dead weather.
All Roads Lead To Winter
Price: Free! Words: 15,830. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Erotica » For Couples
(4.11 from 9 reviews)
The aliens are here, and now our lives are different: no wars, no hunger, no exploitation. For political prisoner Thomas Bridge, there can be a strange new love; for the alien delegate, Avdryana, there can be companionship in a world that she finds crowded and foreign. But even with hope for the future, can there be an escape from the stifling ideas and expectations of the past? For adults only.

Mark Fuller Dillon's tag cloud

adult    alien    aliens    breakdown    consensual    couple    creatures    dark    doom    dreams    erotic    ghosts    hallucinations    hetero    heterosexual    horror    literary    mental and emotional illness    monsters    nightmare    novelette    paranormal    relationships    science fantasy    science fiction    suspense    terror    weird    young adult   

Mark Fuller Dillon's favorite authors on Smashwords

Richard Calder
Latest book: After The Party.
Published February 2, 2014.
Tanith Lee
Latest book: Cold Grey Stones.
Published February 7, 2012. (4.00 from 1 review)

Smashwords book reviews by Mark Fuller Dillon

  • The Fabulous Beast on Nov. 07, 2013

    With Garry Kilworth, an old cliche becomes true: he really seems a born story-teller. In THE FABULOUS BEAST, the most recent in a long-line of collections, the overall mood is playful. Mr. Kilworth toys with ideas, holds them up to the light and turns them around to reveal their gleams and facets. Some of the gleams are laugh-out-loud funny; some of the facets are quietly horrifying. Yet even the darkest of the stories here has that playful quality of ideas pursued for their own sake and for their own story-telling potential. A modest man with a quiet profile, Garry Kilworth has more imagination, more craft, and more style than several big-name writers I can think of. As an introduction to his work, or as a fun reminder of what he can do, THE FABULOUS BEAST in all its variety is worth your time and attention.