Blog articles on urban fantasy, writing and publishing, urban fantasy books and movies, reviews, philosophy and more.

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Wolf Moon: An Urban Fantasy Short Story

A werewolf is hunted by those who killed his pack, but the hunters soon become the hunted… When the sun set over the water, Oaken knew it was time to go. They’d be out there already, looking for him. How many, he didn’t know, but he knew there’d be enough. Probably too many for him

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Pray For Hell: A Dark Fantasy Horror Short Story

A shop owner receives a mysterious box that he just can’t help opening… I didn’t know what I was getting into when I agreed to mind the box for Frankie. If I’d known what would happen—if I’d realized the terrible consequences of doing so—I would’ve told Frankie to take his mysterious box and get the

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I Need To Whisper It: A Dark Urban Fantasy Short Story

A vampire gets more than he bargained for when he breaks into a victim’s house to feed… I broke into the house that night thinking it was just going to be another regular feeding session. Get in, drain the victim, get out. Easy, just like I’d done countless times before, then I’d be good to

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Is Meshuggah The Best Metal Band In The World?

When you read about Meshuggah on online forums and fan groups, a question that always comes up is: Is Meshuggah the best metal band in the world? That’s a question I don’t see asked about too many other bands. None, actually. It should tell you a lot about the kind of respect and admiration a

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The Portal: An Urban Fantasy Short Story

I don’t really write that many short stories, preferring the longer novel form, but this is one I wrote a while back. It’s urban fantasy, but with a big Lovecraftian horror element to it… When Sasha Benedict first saw the portal, she was trying not to scream in pain as the man who was supposed

Modern Magic: A Complete Newcomers Guide To All Things Urban Fantasy

Since its birth in the 1980’s, urban fantasy as a genre has grown considerably more popular over the years, and while it may not have yet reached the commercial heights of genre behemoths like romance or mystery, there is no doubt that UF as a genre will continue to grow and grow. And the reason

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7 Most Anticipated Urban Fantasy TV Shows For 2019

Ever since the advent of Buffy, urban fantasy on TV has grown considerably popular. Which is a good thing because the genre has produced some great shows over the years, including Supernatural, Constantine, True Blood, Being Human, Van Helsing, Teen Wolf and a whole slew of other awesome shows. While this year we had Neil

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Are We Living In The Matrix? We Might As Well Be

It seems to be a fact these days that the older I get the less I understand about the world. It’s like the old adage says… The more you learn, the less you know. I’ve spent my whole life trying to figure out the world I live in, as I’m sure most people have. At

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The Best Urban Fantasy Movies By Decade From 1950’s-2010’s

I have been a fan of urban fantasy movies for many years now, even before I or anyone else necessarily knew what urban fantasy was. The term itself wasn’t really coined until the 1980’s, but that didn’t mean there wasn’t books and movies around that fitted the definition. Before the urban fantasy term was thought

How Using Tarot Cards Can Help You Write Fiction

As someone who has come to develop a deep interest in esotericism and what might be called “ancient wisdom”—things of a higher nature, aspects of spirituality that have been forgotten and suppressed in this so-called modern age—I found myself a while ago inevitably taking an interest in the Tarot. What Is The Tarot About? If