BioR. H. Dixon is a horror enthusiast who, when not escaping into the fantastical realms of fiction, lives in the northeast of England with her husband and two whippets.
When reading and writing she enjoys exploring the darknesses and weaknesses within the human psyche, and she loves good strong characters that are flawed and put through their paces. Her favourite authors include: Shirley Jackson, John Ajvide Lindqvist, Joe Hill, Susan Hill, Ramsey Campbell and George R. R. Martin.
When not reading and writing she enjoys travelling (particularly wildlife-spotting jaunts involving bears, wolves and corvids), painting and drawing pet portraits, collecting skulls and drinking honey-flavoured Jack Daniels.
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A Storytelling of Ravens
Actress Callie Crossley is kidnapped and dumped outside a cabin at the edge of Whispering Woods. All she has is a message: DEAD TO ME; and two unexpected housemates: a former sitcom star (who looks like hell) and a girl in a wheelchair (who is full of hell). When film producer Torbin Thurston, a man Callie knows personally, turns up at the cabin, Callie has no idea who she can trust anymore. Unable to escape, and with something dangerous lurking outside in the woods, Callie seems to be the only one who can hear strange whispering. But are the rumours about Whispering Woods true? Do the trees really talk? And, for those listening, does what they say lead to blood-lust and madness? One way or another, Callie must find a way out before she is consumed by the darkness of Whispering Woods.
Night Night (A Short Horror Story)
Night Night: A short horror story of 3600 words.
On Monday night Faye finds that her mattress is broken. She doesn’t know how it happened, it was fine the night before.
When she buys a new mattress from a backstreet bed shop, awful things she could never have imagined begin to emerge. Things that make her flesh crawl.
Can she possibly make a horrific situation work to her advantage? Or is the cosy life she was used to over for good?
Slippery Souls (Sunray Bay Trilogy, Book #1)
Libby Hood has hit a bad patch in life and just when she thinks things can’t get any worse she’s killed in a car accident alongside her dog Rufus. During their transition to the afterlife’s Sunray Bay, Rufus somehow absorbs Libby's soul, which gives him human-like qualities and renders her soulless.
As Libby tries to unravel the mystery of her slippery soul, she encounters many setbacks and dilemmas along the way. She has no idea why a group of monster slayers, headed by an ex-convict, are hunting her down. And when she teams up with a rogue Peace & Order Maintenance Officer called Grim, she’s shocked to discover there’s a mob of disgruntled vampires and an angry mayor hot on her heels too.
Libby has never felt so unpopular and wonders if it's possible to die twice in one day.
Five Chapter Preview of Emergence
When his six-year-old daughter Seren starts talking of a ghostly woman who visits her room each night, young widower John Gimmerick isn’t too concerned. After all she already has an imaginary friend. But when his own nightmares begin to merge with reality and when unexplainable things start to happen around the house, John realises that by revisiting the home of his childhood he’s stirred up things he’d tried hard to forget – as well as something that should never have been stirred in the first place.
Now, in order to save his little girl from an evil that speaks only of death, reclusive John must face up to the horrors of his past.
And what he discovers runs deeper and is far more terrifying than he could ever have imagined…
Janie is a troubled young woman who struggles with her own past and future when she discovers that her mother has terminal cancer.
But what is it that Janie’s so scared of? And can Nan’s red rug save her?
A dark, psychological/supernatural short story of 1700 words.