Our Original Series' - spanning multiple genres, formats and overarching themes.
Closing date: 4th of May 2021
By Thom Simpson, Illustrator of "Desert Drive"
"NO MATTER WHAT, YOU'LL FIND OUT HERE:
WHEN THE NEEDLE DROPS..."
A cannibal DJ revels in the wasteland, his radio show a desperate attempt to connect with a dying world. These yarns were spun and passed onto him from a time before; his memory an opaque lens into generation’s lost. These cautionary tales may no longer apply to the everyday survival of those still left with beating hearts, but the few still left all know that they are far better off in the cruel wastes of this new world - alone - than within the stories told by waning breath, beneath the crushing drop of the needle…
The Needle Drops… (TND) is a horror anthology containing a selection of contributed Short Fiction, Flash Fiction and Poetry.
Weaved between a varied selection of fiction from our contributors is Desert Drive - a graphic comic strip illustrated by Thom Simpson that begins a story told across volumes, crafting the mythology and introducing our anthologies' host: a cannibal radio DJ.
Alongside this is our Official Soundtrack, featuring eight original tracks, two of which will be crafted with our contributors fiction in mind.
Head below for everything TND on the Urhi blog, and become a Urhi Supporter today to go behind-the-scenes!
FEATURING FICTION FROM:
SAOIRSE NÍ CHIARAGÁIN
MARINA & SERGEY DYACHENKO
J. R. HIGGINS
& more TBA
The bulk of The Needle Drops... is composed of contributed fiction via our submission process, from a range of talent - whether new to the publishing world, or experienced authors.
by Illimani Ferreira
Short Fiction | Social Science
by T. Williams
Flash Fiction | Cosmic Horror
by Raistlin Skelley
Short Fiction | Neo-noir
by J R Higgins
Short Fiction | Psychological Horror
With a total of 13 Short Fiction features, and a further 19 Flash Fiction or Poetry contributions, The Needle Drops... Volume One intends to offer a broad range of the best the genre has to offer.
Horror scores are intrinsic to the genre on the silver screen - so why not on paper?
Included physically in the Limited Edition, listen today through our Supporters' Portal.
With a total of 8 original compositions - 2 based on our contributed fiction features - we hope to deliver the perfect accompaniment to your spooky late night read.
EXPLORE EVERYTHING TND
Alongside our final print & e-book publication, we also feature behind-the-scenes content and interviews with our contributors known as Beneath the Needle... on the Urhi blog.