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    ARM-V FREE Viral Profit System by Steven Dark

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    A review of the evidence

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    Poetry in Flesh

    Songs of Melancholia & Dark Obsessions: An Anthology

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    After Dark - The Novel

    "... and the sins of the mother shall be visited upon the daughters!"

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    Breaking Up, Breaking Down

    A semi-autobiographical autobiography

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    Changing lives one day at a time!

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    Breaking free of the illusions that bind us!

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Through the Looking Glass

Airship Captain

Cap'n Steven Dark, time-travelling steampunk airship captain ... Well, I can dream ... and write ... and act ... Now, where or when would I go? Sailfly back to Victorian London, 1888, to wander the dim gas-lit cobbled alleys of Whitechapel during the 'Autumn of Terror' to discover 'Who was Jack the Ripper?' Then forward to drink Absinthe in the fin de siecle brothels of London and Paris? Stagger in and out of the bars of Swansea and London with Dylan Thomas? Follow the exploits of the Goth Schlock band 'After Dark' and the sinister lead singer Mariaella? ...Oh Gods the possibilities are endless ... Such is Life! My Journal

All mad here

"But I don't want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
"Oh, you can't help that," said the Cat: "we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad."
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn't have come here."
-- Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

When logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead
And the white knight is talking backwards
And the red queen's off with her head
Remember what the dormouse said
Feed your head, feed your head
-- Jefferson Airplane, White Rabbit

 

Origins

Born and bred in south Wales and growing up in what were then 'The Dust' filled valleys that nestle below the beautifully stark Rhondda grey mountains ignited in my Soul a love, no, a passion, for words, for language, its rhythm and melody, the lilting sing-song speech of the miners, the women, the old folk - stout men and even stouter women with forearms like hams and all chainsmoking like 'Helen B. Merry' - cosily ensconced in the soldierly rows upon rows of grey terraced houses each with a coal fire burning merrily in the hearth to give a warm welcome, along with cup of hot tea and a plate of freshly griddled Welsh cakes. While elders chatted, a young boy idled away many a happy hour enjoying the kaleidoscope of pictures in the orange haze of glowing coals and the myriad of ghostly figures that danced merrily about in the magical curling whisps and twisting coils of smoke. My Journal

Inspiration

Too many to mention ... et al et al. A bad existential trip (should've used the Electric Kool Aid Acid Test) on a roller-coaster Ghost Train careering recklessly through the Dark Night of the Soul evoking then sometimes pursuing sometimes running away from introspective, absurd, surreal, paranoid, weird, fearful (and fearless), wonderfully shroom dropping, hookah smoking, Dragon chasing, existential demons until the breaking light banishes the terrifying imaginareal phantasms. Oh and then there's the lovely Alice, of course! In a crazy, topsy-turvy, mixed up, muddled up, shook up world such as this the only cure for the Angst is to write one's own life. Perhaps too one's own death: To come to terms with that, after which, wrote Camus, all things become possible. My Journal

Wonderland


A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. - Thomas Jefferson

Steven Dark's Elephants & Fleas Foundation - Changing Lives One Day at a Time

After Dark by Steven Dark

After Dark: "...& the sins of the mother shall be visited upon the Daughters!"

Dylan Thomas the Myth & the Man by Steven Dark

Dylan Thomas; the Myth & the Man

Dancing with the Devil: The Myths & Legends of Playing Cards

Dancing with the Devil: The Myths & Legends of Playing Cards

Embrace the Darkness: The Gothic Imagination & the meaning of Horror

Embrace the Darkness: The Gothic Imagination & the meaning of Horror

Who was Jack the Ripper? A history of Dark & Secret London 1860-1910

Who was Jack the Ripper? A history of Dark & Secret London 1860-1910

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Writer, author of quantuM Consciousness, Elephants & Fleas, Last Legs, After Dark, Poetry in Flesh, Is Hypnosis Dangerous, and host of Dark Arts Horror Radio.

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