Douglas Clegg

From the Cenote of Dreams

May 23rd, 2019

First lines


From a handful of poems in The Poisoner’s Garden & Others.

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Get the book at this link.

 

From “The Poisoner’s Garden”:

Among the thorny grasp of roses
Near aconite and pale foxglove
Far past the red anemone
‘Neath fruiting manzanilla tree
At temple of Persephone…

From “Why My Doll is Evil”:

She came from Japan
In 1963;
My father, on business,
Saw her in a shop window…

From “Swimming in Underwear”:

When I turned nineteen I fell in bed
With a boy my age.
Should I call us young men?
Did not feel like it.
We were naive
And living underwater
Swimming in underwear
With the world above our heads…

From “The Salt of Undone Collars”:

There are points in time
When specific people come together
To vandalize chitinous shells
With ancient vulgar graffiti…

From “On All Hallow’s Eve”:

In villages dark
When spies the night moon
On All Hallows’ Eve
The witches festoon
Dim trees with bright lanterns
And with artful resolve
Beat drums to a mystery
No one can solve…

From “For St.Valentine’s Day”:

For St.Valentine’s Day
I rip out my heart
And beg young bully Eros
The use of a dart…

 

 

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Upcoming Stories? What? Where? When? How?

May 12th, 2019

Dear Friend, Newsletter Subscriber, Reader,

Ready for some new dark fiction?

My new Patreon.com/DouglasClegg offers you an inexpensive magazine-like subscription for my fiction before anyone else sees it.

Each month (or less*) I’ll deliver to you one NEW story of varying length in digital download that is among my best.

Scroll down to look at some of the titles and covers:

Love Life, an upcoming story to debut via Patreon.com/DouglasClegg Be sure to join the community at Patreon.com/DouglasClegg for new short stories, novelettes, novellas and possible novels. If You Get Lost in the Woods, an upcoming story to debut via Patreon.com/DouglasClegg Rooms, Vast and Empty, a novelette by Douglas Clegg. The World on Butterfly - a novella by Douglas Clegg The Mermaid Cage by Douglas Clegg Bring Me the Head of Marie Antoinette by Douglas Clegg The Chateau of Devils by Douglas Clegg The Nightcomer by Douglas Clegg The Grove by Douglas Clegg  The Dollmaker of Venice by Douglas Clegg, a Dark Histories book.

 

There are more but you’d be scrolling forever. I’ve been working on some of these for years.

I will give you my best.

Get ALL the details here:

Patreon.com/DouglasClegg

Horror. Gothic. Supernatural. Psychological Suspense.

 

 

*My goal is once per month but realistically some of these stories run long and may take 2-3 months before they’re ready. Those are likely to be at or close to the novella lengths.

 

 

 

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Sneak Peek Cover for Upcoming Story

May 9th, 2019

I’ll post some covers for stories I’m creating for first publication to my Patreon community before they go up for sale or reprint more widely. These are to entice you into my web of depravity Patreon page at Patreon.com/DouglasClegg.

I won’t mention what the story’s about but I think you’ll enjoy reading it.

Be sure to join the community at Patreon.com/DouglasClegg for new short stories, novelettes, novellas and possible novels.

 

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Patronize Me?

May 6th, 2019

I have never been so excited about completing the stories, novelettes, novellas and novels I’ve worked on for years than with this.

But I shall say no more. Click the link and find out.

Go to Patreon.com/DouglasClegg

Want to read Doug's latest stories hot off the press before anyone else does? Patreon.com/DouglasClegg

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The New Paperback Arrived — Enter the Garden

April 23rd, 2019

The first shipment of The Poisoner’s Garden & Others is in! We’ll be shipping out signed & inscribed copies over the next two weeks. Be sure to get your order in soon at DouglasClegg.com/signed-books under the “Just Published Editions” area.

 

 

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The Poisoner’s Garden & Others: Selected Poems

April 18th, 2019

Excited to announce my first collection of poetry, The Poisoner’s Garden & Others

Now shipping from Alkemara Press

➡ Get your personally signed & inscribed copy under “Just Published”

➡ Get an unsigned trade paperback or ebook.

Meanwhile, some screenshots from within the paperback. 22 poems in all, 110 pages in print. Click any of the images below for larger versions on a separate browser screen:

The Poisoner's Garden by Douglas Clegg

 

 

 

 

 

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Funerary Rites in Trade Paperback

April 8th, 2019

Alkemara Press just published a very special signed edition of Funerary Rites, a novelette (long short story) that runs roughly 60 pages in print, with an Afterword.

Funerary Rites now in trade paperback special edition.Get it at the Signed area of this website, under “Just Published Editions.” Also, if you order 3 or more print books in one order from DouglasClegg.com, get this signed chapbook as a free extra by way of thanks from us to you.

Get Your Copy Signed & Inscribed – Click Here

 

This novelette is also in the collection, Lights Out.

To get it unsigned, hit this link to Amazon.

➡ NOTE: I will not be signing copies bought unsigned at Amazon. I’m sorry. This would actually end up costing you more than if you just bought the book from me directly.

 

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Lights Out in Trade Paperback

March 22nd, 2019

First Time in Print

Lights Out, the mega-collection of stories, is now out in a beautiful trade paperback edition (as well as in ebook editions). Get it at the Signed area of this website, under “Just Published Editions.”

Get Your Copy Signed & Inscribed – Click Here

To get it unsigned, hit this link to Amazon. 

➡ NOTE: I will not be signing copies bought unsigned at Amazon. I’m sorry. This would actually end up costing you more than if you just bought the book from me direct. For signed books, this is the page you want: DouglasClegg.com/signed-books

700+ pages, includes a Foreword, a never-before-collected novelette, 32 tales in all, plus an afterword and listing of first publication of the stories.

I’m very proud of this edition from Alkemara Press. It’s a beautiful trade paperback with very readable typeface.

 

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Criminally Insane in Trade Paperback

March 8th, 2019

Speaking of March Madness

All 3 novels of the Criminally Insane series are now in both ebook and trade paperback editions PLUS the entire series in one big 800+ page paperback.

Get it at the Signed area of this website, under “Just Published Editions.”

Get Your Copy Signed & Inscribed – Click Here

Or click each cover below if you prefer to shop at Amazon for an unsigned edition:

 

Hope you enjoy the reads,

Douglas Clegg approves this graphic.

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Why I Write Dark Fiction

August 9th, 2015
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