Welcome! Get involved, learn a thing or two, and support your favourite authors. :) Shah Wharton is a British freelancer and author/publisher of dark fiction. She's a psychology graduate and in 2016-2018 she enhanced her creative and professional skills by achieving an MA in Creative Writing. Her … Read More
NABE Pinnacle Award Winner for Horror. Winner of Literary Titan Gold Award. Reader Views Bronze Award for Short Stories
The sun has finally set on humanity… What happens when we give in to the darkness?
Ékleipsis is a debut short story collection written by Canadian author Tamel Wino, with hints of Chuck Palahniuk’s and Cormac McCarthy’s stripped, vivid writing styles. This gripping book explores the havoc wreaked when ordinary people abandon their humanity to pursue their darkest desires, and questions just how far people will go to follow their baser instincts.
Each story takes a version of a person we’ve known in our own lives and transforms them into something completely unnerving—yet all too familiar. These dark, complex characters and twisted tales of the once ordinary will change your perception of humanity forever.
Brilliant! Shah Wharton is a brilliant writer ... masterful use of language to instill a sense of foreboding in the reader is on par with horror legends such as King and Koontz ... Shah Wharton is worthy of being recognized as a fantastic voice in the horror genre.
Stephen King meets M Knight Shyamalan: If you’re a fan of the Walking Dead, you’ll definitely love “A Slow Burn” and “The Dead Party”. These are not your average zombie stories, and I really enjoyed the twist endings—especially in “A Slow Burn”... “Rosa and Bella’s Journal of Decline”... issues of mental health and mental illness are explored here, and the author does a fantastic job of telling the story. If you’re a fan of horror, you need to read “Dread: A Horror Collection”. You will not be disappointed.
A great trio of horror: The first story, A Slow Burn, deals with Bernie who finds herself awakening under a bed with dead partygoers all around her. The second story, Rosa & Bella’s Journal of Decline, deals with a mother trying to raise her baby during what seems to be a nuclear apocalypse. The final story, The Dead Party, deals with the dead coming back to life….in order to seize control of the U.K. parliament. Now what makes each story unique is the shift in both tone and style.
Author Shah Wharton has crafted a story that not only captures your imagination, but forces it into a windowless van and blindfolds it. You just have to go along for the ride...If books were music, “A Slow Burn” would be rock n’ roll. A modern day zombie book with a take no prisoners attitude and all the scares you can want. It’s a good thing when you can SEE what you’re reading playing out in your mind like a movie. And that’s what I found with “A Slow Burn.