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Ruth Browne

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I'm a final year law student, with a background in English literature. I grew up on Tolkien and Pratchett, and first tried to write a fantasy epic when I was fourteen. I've had two stories published: a zombie-themed modern fairytale, and a Cape Town take on Lovecraft. I'm South African, and conscious of the conflicting ideals and issues attending that. I'm here mainly to keep a record of books read (often), review those books (less often) and write blog posts (rarely).

So this one time I won a local writing competition with a Cthulu-inspired horror story. Initially I just put in an extract, but who am I kidding, my story is super short and it's a pretty niche market as anthologies go, so here's the whole damn thing.

P.S. You can still buy the full anthology on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Bloody-Parchmen..., or on Smashwords at https://www.smashwords.com/bo... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 28, 2016 12:40 • 213 views • Tags: bloody-parchment, cape-town, cthulhu, lovecraft, observatory, short-story
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