Issue 8 of The Audient Void: A Journal of Weird Fiction and Dark Fantasy is now available and among other pieces of fine fiction, it includes a story by me. “Bruno J. Lampini and the Claw of Satan” finds the picaresque agent of eldritch acquisitions tramping through the wilds of darkest England on the hunt for the titular fossil. Continue reading
The sixth issue of The Audient Void is now available. Among a slew of fine stories is my homage to the silver screams of yesteryear, “Bruno J. Lampini and the Boots of Frankenstein”. Continue reading
I’m pleased to say that my tale of comedic horror, “Bruno J. Lampini and the Boots of Frankenstein”, will appear in the sixth issue of The Audient Void: A Journal of Weird Fiction and Dark Fantasy.
Bruno J. Lampini is a character I’ve been wanting to introduce for awhile. He’s a sort of eldritch spiv – a dealer in arcane artefacts, buying and selling them for well-paying (mostly) clients. The character’s name was inspired by George Zucco’s character in House of Frankenstein (1944), the unfortunate ‘Professor Lampini’. Lampini’s world is also inspired by Universal’s monster movies – a sort of monochrome take on the 1930’s, complete with random storms, fog and dodgy accents.
I hope to do more stories featuring the character, if I get the time. I’ve even got some ideas lined up. What do you think of “Bruno J. Lampini and the Bones of Dracula”? Or what about “Bruno J. Lampini and the Hair of the Werewolf”?