The princess of the Howling Waste. Part one.

A fairytale forΒ you xxx The Princess of the Howling Waste. by JR Manawa. Part One This story begins just like all good fairy tales have since the dawn of time itself, before the young sun had made his first dance across the heavens and before the moon had seen her stars. This is how the…

How to spot a writer

  I wasn’t going to blog again so soon as Starlet Fey was the first real story I had written in a while, but sometimes those moments in life just happen that take you away, entertaining your mind with droplets of inspiration. How to spot a writer. J R Manawa. She’s sitting opposite me on…

The short life of Starlet Fey

My name is Starlet Fey, and I was born on the 14th of February, 1921. I was nineteen at the time, kind of cute – if a little chubby. But I could sing, and London loved me. My lineage was forgettable, and my family on the edges of middle class, though I had my Irish…

“Beneath the Necropolis Railway” Gothic Audio Book

An amazing and talented artist friend of mine surprised me last week by sharing an audio she had recorded and mastered of one of the chapters in my novella, Emmeline, entitled “Beneath the Necropolis Railway”. For those of you who don’t really do the reading thing, you might like to take a listen, I’m still…

London Goth Top Ten #4 “London Below”

Number four on my list is The City of London, below ground. Similar to Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere, London has many secrets that brim beneath the streets, not just the Vampire Bar in Garlic & Shots, or the London Dungeon. The best place to see the real and authentic London Below is in the historic City of London….