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  • Writer's pictureCraig Fisher

It Came From The Darkness...

Charity anthology book It Came From the Darkness brings together a collection of short stories, poetry and artwork from the Horror Community

If you’re looking for a present for horror fans this Christmas, the charity anthology book It Came From the Darkness from Red Cape Publishing and Philip Rogers 101 PR could be what you’ve been looking for.

The book is a unique collection of 100-word stories and poems which have been

interspersed with exclusive artwork created for the book. The idea behind the book is to raise money for the Max the Brave Fund.

The Max The Brave Fund was set up in August 2019 after Max sadly passed away from a Malignant Rhabdoid Tumour (MRT a rare childhood cancer).

As Max spent most of his life in Great Ormond Street Hospital we are using this fund to help them and other organisations such as Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust and Shooting Star Children’s Hospices. We also

help individual cases that need funds for essential treatment abroad.

You can read up and Max's brave story at

The book includes contributions from a huge number of horror writers, poets, artists and filmmakers who have come together to support the cause and offer the reader something special. It was great to see people that I knew within the pages of the book, such as filmmakers Charlie Steeds of Dark Temple Films and MJ Dixon of Mycho Pictures, horror author Lou Yardley and horror blogger and festival creator Paul Downey of Bloody Flicks.

I was honoured myself to be asked to contribute. Philip Rogers knew me for my filmmaking work and asked me if I'd be interested in submitting a story. To begin with I procrastinated a lot due to lack of motivation from this crappy year, but it was for such a good cause that I finally got it together and submitted my contribution:


IT CAME FROM THE DARKNESS, deep within the forest. The woods themselves were black and dense, yet emanated the hollowness of a cavernous void. But those eyes, dear God, those piercing eyes. Radiating such malice, reverberating with an inhumane history of horrors. I try to look away, run, fly. But feel trapped, held down on the spot, incomprehensibly beguiled.

Like fragments of a broken mirror, when pieced back together I begin to understand the truth... I am shocked and appalled to realise I am looking at my own reflection.

How callous of the Beast to force me to acknowledge this.

Each piece of writing begins with the same five words, but the stories themselves are all wonderfully varied. So, dig in, take each tale one bloody bite at a time, and beware of what comes from the Darkness.

It is available on ebook and paperback NOW on Amazon.

You can see a full list of all the contributors below:

C.L. Raven, Ross Baxter. Aimee Laban, C.M. Saunders, Owen Townend, Alain Elliott, Roma Gray, Bella Hamblin, Bill ‘Bloody Bill’ Pon, Leanne Blakey-Novis, Philip Rogers, Tim Lebbon, Peter Germany, Mike T. Lyddon, John Ryan Howard, Carmilla Voiez, Chisto Healy, Theresa Jacobs, D.J. Doyle, Laurence Saunders, Monster Smith, Joe Duncombe, Peter Hearn, Michael Holiday, Eric LaRocca, Sam Mason Bell, Justin Boote, Dale Parnell, Ian F. White. Bazz Hancher, M.J. Dixon, Jamie Evans, Gareth Clegg, Janine Pipe, Pat Higgins, Gemma Paul, Chris Lloyd, Paul Downey, Russel Shor, Lou Yardley, David Owain Hughes, Tony Sands, Paul Rogers, Tiana Rogers, Tony Newton, Matthew V. Brockmeyer, Mark Anthony Smith, Nick Stead, Matthew Cash, David Paul Harris, Huw Lloyd, L.A. Lopes, Diane DaSilva, Larrysa Lupu-Chaplin, Tony Newton, Jack Conway, Anna Laban Cong Nguyen, Charlie Steeds, V. Castro, Tracy Allen, Danni Winn, Craig Fisher, Helen Laban, Natasha Neale, Tom

Lee Rutter, Debra Lamb, Jonas Wolcher, Lee Franklin, P.J. Blakey-Novis, Martin W. Payne, J.C. Michael, Pablo Raybould, David Green, Reece Connolly, Cortney Palm, Mark Cassell, Mark Steensland, Art Autopsy, J.A. Sullivan, Maya Lall, Singh Lall, Tori Romero, Arthur M. Harper, Debbie Rochon, Jason McFiggins, Tony Mardon, Sean Breathnach, Matt Doyle, Dave Jeffery, David Gaskin Alexander Churchyard, Clifford Beal, C.M. Angus.

Cover artwork was designed by David Paul Harris -

You can find out more about Red Cape Publishing on the Website


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