© Trevor Denyer
My horror-fiction-writing alter-ego Jim Mountfield has just had a new story printed in issue 6 of the magazine Hellfire Crossroads, which is available at CreateSpace here, at Amazon UK here and at Amazon US here.
This is the third consecutive issue of Hellfire Crossroads in which I’ve had something featured. I’m particularly pleased to be associated with this magazine, because its tireless editor Trevor Denyer used to be responsible for the magazines Roadworks and Legend and he published some of my earlier work in them – giving me a break at a time when my morale really needed it. That was back when my horror-fiction nom de plume wasn’t Jim Mountfield but Eoin Henderson. (I’m superstitious, and when I stop having luck getting stuff published under one pseudonym, as happened to me with Eoin Henderson, I change to another. But I’ve had a reasonable run of luck with Jim Mountfield, so I expect to be him for a while longer.)
The story in Hellfire Crossroads issue 6 is called Amy’s Gift. I like to think of it as a weird mixture of the TV situation comedy Keeping Up Appearances (1990-1995) and the horror movie Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb (1972). It’s also set in an alternative universe and it has one of the bleakest endings I’ve ever written for a story.