Sunshine in a bottle

Further to today’s earlier post, I made another tincture today – this time with dandelion flowers. They’re so beautiful. I read recently that this humble ‘weed’ is good for your heart and, having dug a little deeper into the subject, I now discover they can also help the liver, digestive system and beneficially affect your […]

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Phasmid – a new phase

On contacting the brilliantly talented team of individuals who’ve helped to make Phasmid’s first four titles so exquisite, I discovered that none of them will work with me now. This is because my worldview differs from theirs and appears to be a knock-on effect from HTP’s cancellation of WEED. Having a minority opinion isn’t easy […]

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I wrote to my MP

I have a Phasmid update in draft form but there are so many things which make publishing fiction a secondary consideration at this time. After all, if I don’t stand up for liberty now, I’ll be publishing my fiction in a non-fiction dystopia. Worst case scenario: I won’t be able to publish anything because I […]

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A bit of news today in the form of yet another publishing first for me: “It is with regret that I have to announce that Horrific Tales Publishing will no longer be publishing Weed by Joseph D’Lacey and have withdrawn both Weed and The Veil: Testaments I and II from sale with immediate effect. Any […]


Free Fiction

The Mango Tree by Joseph D’Lacey There were many mango trees on the island but the one that grew in front of Etoile’s hut was the largest. It had been there since before his great grandfather was born and Etoile knew it would be there long after he was gone. In the morning, and in […]

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Trooth BQMBS

I’ve been watching Charlie Ward’s podcasts for a while. Usually, he interviews other people or simply gives them a platform upon which to stand and speak about what’s going on behind the scenes globally. In this – the Thrivetime Show Podcast – Charlie is the one being interviewed. The chemistry of this exchange and Clay […]

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Weed – A Tiny Intro…

In a 1976 Doctor Who story called The Seeds of Doom, a mysterious pod from Antarctica is brought to a rural English estate. It melds with a human to become a colossal, tentacled, man-eating thing. I suspect that, as I watched in utter terror, the seed of this novel – and others – was firmly […]

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