A Light That Cannot Be Put Out

Posted in Uncategorized on July 7, 2019 by marksamuels

Three years of agony and anti-democracy against us. But the hope of freedom cannot be so easily dismissed or forgotten by despots.

Mark S.

Herr Doktor von TLO

Posted in Uncategorized on July 7, 2019 by marksamuels

Your hopes are stiff with filth.



Does that make you sufficient unto yourself?

Mark S.

All of My Oldest and Truest Friends Are Suffering Agonies

Posted in Uncategorized on July 5, 2019 by marksamuels

It’s a hard, tearful road that only age and experience teaches. Yet fighting the good fight despite all my own failures is what alone makes any sense to me. Youth has no idea about this reality: its “empathy” is always conditional. Of love it learns something only too late.


Mark S.

Embrace the Eternal.

Posted in Uncategorized on July 2, 2019 by marksamuels

Don’t listen to twisted and embittered youth. Trust in genuine experience. You’re not alone anymore.


Mark S.

Privation in the TLO

Posted in Uncategorized on June 27, 2019 by marksamuels

You’re better off being honest with yourself. Get out or get kicked out before it finally gets to you. Hate is its ultimate purpose. The longer you remain there the more spiteful you will ultimately become.


Mark S.

Woke Millennial Tale Shows Us Oldies How to write “Weird Fiction”

Posted in Uncategorized on June 20, 2019 by marksamuels

One of my absolute favourites.

Meanwhile, there are those of us, the tried and tested, who further the continuum.



Mark S.

Witch-Cult Abbey

Posted in A Call to Greatness on June 14, 2019 by marksamuels

Up to Chapter Seven in the advance first-draft preview of this Gothic monstrosity of a novel that’s ongoing for my kindly Patreon folk. Chapter Eight at the end of this month. I’m already well ahead of the curve and, with Chapter Ten already half-written, the end of the whole thing is now very much in sight. This is going to be, if I say so myself, quite fiendishly stupendous.


But don’t let me put any telepathic ideas about entering the labyrinthine nightmarishness that is Witch-Cult Abbey into your head. That’s actually Lilith Blake’s raison d’etre.


Mark S.