Saturday, January 13, 2018

THE BINDER OF SHAME - totally true made up gaming stories

The Rants
Uncensored, Unforgettable and Uncorrected

2002 was the year I first started to post stories for the amusement of others. (Aside from that shameful X-FILES fan fiction of course.) I began with these gaming anecdotes that I shared on the forums of, a relatively safe haven for me at the time. They were strange little tales told in a kind of screenplay format that I used when I sketched out story dialogue.

The first one was pretty simple but as they went on they became more and more grandiose but they were raw and fun little bits of humor. I never bothered to proofread the things or set up any real kind of coherence or internal continuity- although snippets of these tales do show up in PRICE BEAKS AND HEARTACHES.

I'm posting them to the blog so I can add them to version of THE BINDER OF SHAME I keep here. I will do the first two today and then set up one a week until they're all there.

I've moved on a lot since I first created them but many of the folks that first came to know me through them are still reading my work now and they still keep finding new readers all the time.

If you have no idea what I am talking about prepare to be amazed, amused and offended.

And be warned these stories appear exactly as I did when I posted them on the forums. I haven't tried to edit them for fear of diluting their raw power.

Also I'm pretty damn lazy...

The Binder of Shame 
The Second Edition

IN THE MIDNIGHT OF HIS HEART - volume one of the gods and monarchs trilogy

a tale of horror and obsession
To all outward appearances John Sig is just an old man living a quietly in an empty old house. His one pleasure is when he heads down to the local diner and visits with his favorite waitress Angie. When Angie disappears, John sets out to find her. For an ordinary old man that might seem like a foolish idea but John Sig isn’t human, he’s a monster living in the shadow of a nightmare thirty -five years old.

(Recommended Podcast) Alice Isn't Dead

Alice Isn’t Dead follows a truck driver in her search across America for the wife she had long assumed was dead. In the course of her search, she will encounter not-quite-human serial murderers, towns literally lost in time, and a conspiracy that goes way beyond one missing woman.

(Recommended Podcast) The Magnus Archives

“Make your statement, face your fear.”

The Magnus Archives is a weekly horror fiction anthology podcast examining what lurks in the archives of The Magnus Institute, an organization dedicated to researching the esoteric and the weird. Join the new Head Archivist, Jonathan Sims, as he attempts to bring a seemingly neglected collection of supernatural statements up to date, converting them to audio and supplementing them with follow-up work from his small but dedicated team.

Individually, they are unsettling. Together they begin to form a picture that is truly horrifying because as he looks into the depths of the archives, something starts to look back…

Written and performed by Jonathan Sims, along with guest actors; directed by Alexander J Newall. New episodes every Thursday!

Friday, January 12, 2018

(Recommended Podcast) A Scottish Podcast


When washed up radio DJ Lee finds himself “between jobs” he decides to launch a paranormal investigative podcast series, inspired by the likes of ‘The Black Tapes’, ‘The Message’, and ‘Limetown’. 

Enter ‘The Terror Files’. A Scottish PodcastAided by his long suffering sidekick, struggling musician Dougie, the pair embark on their first investigation – by heading down into a newly uncovered vault underneath Edinburgh’s old town. Lee is prepared to sprinkle a bit of fiction into his reporting to keep things lively. But it soon becomes clear that these long forgotten tunnels harbour a secret far darker than he ever could’ve hoped to conjure up with his own imagination…

(Recommended Podcast) The Scorsone Show

A weekly podcast with featured guests, topics ranging from Sports to Entertainment, current events and everything in between hosted by Kevin Scorsone.

IN THE SHADOW OF HIS NEMESIS - volume three of the gods and monarchs trilogy

a tale of horror and betrayal

"In the end love makes monsters of us all."

Isobel Talbot's life was a monotony, even her heartbreaks were predictable; but a chance encounter leaves her running for her life from the most terrible and impossible things.
And worse yet, she's fallen in love.