SIMON CLARKE lives and writes in Norfolk, United Kingdom. His first published story, ‘Loss’, appeared on Black Hare Press. He enjoys writing fiction and poetry and has been published by Hedgehog Press, Black Hare Press and Fifty Word Stories. He regularly submits to UK and international publications as well as reading short pieces and poetry at open mic events. He is currently working on his first novel.

The main influences for his writing reflect the authors he enjoyed reading as a young teenager: J.R.R. Tolkien, Ian Fleming, Peter O’Donnell, H.P. Lovecraft, Raymond Chandler, Arthur Conan Doyle. He loves gothic literature and poetry and all things mystical and mysterious and has a collection of arcane artefacts he has found on his travels.

Bibliography

Hedgehog Poetry Press, 2018
Fifty Word Story, 2019
ANGELS, Black Hare Press, 2019
APOCALYPSE, Black Hare Press, 2019
MONSTERS, Black Hare Press, 2019
UNRAVEL, Black Hare Press, 2019

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by Simon Clarke   Every day as darkness falls and the day’s echoes falter to silence, my existence slips further away.  Primordial spores now infect my mind, connecting to a past that isn’t mine. Complex toxins cling to every moist membrane, burning my guts as my soul slowly rots. Soon I will forget the afternoon […]

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by Simon Clarke   Three tides washed over me before you covered me in tar. But still I see you sail by, laughing at me in my cage above the Thames. You see my empty eye sockets, the strips of putrefying flesh, the wind jerking my bones when there is no wind. A final resting […]

Simon Clarke

SIMON CLARKE lives and writes in Norfolk, United Kingdom. His first published story, ‘Loss’, appeared on Black Hare Press. He enjoys writing fiction and poetry and has been published by Hedgehog Press, Black Hare Press and Fifty Word Stories. He regularly submits to UK and international publications as well as reading short pieces and poetry at open mic events. He is currently working on his first novel.