Book’s Contents

 

THE LAST BALCONY

A definitive collection of stories and novellas, previously published in print and/or previously shown on-line.

(numbers are the words in each item)

A Pie With Thick Gravy 356

Warm Air 1663

The Pillowghost Stories 5475

My Giddy Aunt 1851

A Work of Art 2162

The Candlemass Stories 8482

Chain Letters 3709

Entries 873

Candle Dreaming 1460

The House of Cutt 2750

Headcount 699

Down To The Boots 1189

Tugging The Heartstrings 828

The Plug 2011

Sisters in Death 677

Starfish Has Lost An Arm 1897

Independent Image 624

The Mentioning 1055

The Front Room 884

Crumbling Edges 1373

The Resident 455

A Hairshirt Called Husband 2754

Shaped Like A Snake 1691

Gates 1432

Mort au Monde 1041

The Body in the Bed 736

Cloysters 3184

Knee-Jerks For Nancy 1501

Mr Rampives 873

Nancy’s Mother 855

The Horn of Europe 1149

Was That A Message Or A Movement? 884

A Benchmark For Ghosts 1612

Glimpse 300

Nipping The Bud 1272

Inside the Bud 582

Clad Bone 952

The Five Mentagras 3420

Build A Character 2201

Between White Lines 476

The Lost Balcony 686

When I was An Old Man 1470

The Apocryphan 13,818

Yesterfang 25,613

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There is no duplication with the contents of the out of print WEIRDMONGER book (Prime 2003)

Publication History

Below shows the history of any story previously published formally. In the past, too, all stories and novellas in the book have been shown on-line in now mainly defunct blogs etc.

PIE WITH THICK GRAVYThe Black Book of Horror (2007), WARM AIR – Crypt of Cthulhu #75 (1990), MY GIDDY AUNT Chills (1991); Year’s Best Horror Stories XX (1992), CHAIN LETTERS Tales Of The Grotesque & Arabesque #3 (1998), ENTRIES Lost #7 (1991), DOROTHY ALONE – Waste (Not One of Us) (1999), THE HOUSE OF CUTT Auguries #8 (1988); Dark Horizons #36 (1995), HEADCOUNT Twisted #6 (1991), DOWN TO THE BOOTS Dagon #26 (1989); Shadows Over Innsmouth (Fedogan & Bremer) (1994), TUGGING THE HEARTSTRINGS Thingamajig #2 (1997), THE PLUG Peeping Tom #25 (1997), SISTERS IN DEATH Darkside: Horror for the Next Millennium (Darkside Press) (1998), THE MENTIONING Aklo #4 (1991), THE FRONT ROOM The Ultimate Zombie (Dell) (1993), A HAIRSHIRT CALLED HUSBAND Nasty Piece Of Work #3 (1997), SHAPED LIKE A SNAKE Ghosts & Scholars #17 (1994), GATES Momentum #17 (1991), MORT AU MONDE Dagon #26 (1989); Best New Horror 1 (Robinson) (1990), THE BODY IN THE BED Nasty Piece Of Work #1 (1996), CLOYSTERS – White Knuckles #4 (1996), KNEE-JERKS FOR NANCY Palace Corbie 93 (Merrimack Books) (1994), MR RAMPIVES Dead of Night #11 (1995), NANCY’S MOTHER Uneasy Reading #1 (1998), THE HORN OF EUROPE Silver Web #10, WAS THAT A MESSAGE OR A MOVEMENT? Not One Of Us #12 (1994), NIPPING THE BUD Peeping Tom #1 (1990); Flesh & Blood #7 (2001), INSIDE THE BUD Crypt Of Cthulhu #78 (1991), CLAD BONE Darklands 2 (Egerton Press) (1992), BETWEEN WHITE LINES Dementia 13 #8 (1991), WHEN I WAS AN OLD MAN Zest #5 (1998).

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