Clippings from Wraethrom

Below are two short clips from my 1960s novel, WRAETHROM.  The first is an example of what I’m calling experimental prose poetry.  It features a fantasy character named The King of Mahogany, who sometimes rides a beast called Spangle Camel.  The second clip is an example of the conventional fictional narrative sections that form the basic plot line of the novel.  I was surprised to see I have a character named Parakeet.  Parakeets also figure in Death At The Flea Circus and another novel, unpublished, called Hippies.



About David Barker

David Barker is the author of two works of weird horror fiction written in collaboration with W. H. Pugmire: The Revenant of Rebecca Pascal and In the Gulfs of Dream & Other Lovecraftian Tales (both books were published by the now defunct Dark Renaissance Books, but copies are still available from Dark Regions Press.) Barker and Pugmire also collaborated on a Lovecraftian horror novel, Witches In Dreamland, which will be published by Hippocampus Press, possibly in late 2017. Recently, his stories and poems have appeared in Fungi, Cyaegha, Spectral Realms, The Art Mephitic, The Audient Void, The Indiscriminate Mixture and on He has a short story in the weird fiction anthology, Nightmare's Realm, edited by S. T. Joshi and published in 2017 by Dark Regions Press. He also has published several works of horror and bizarro fiction as Kindle ebooks, including the bizarro zombie novel Dead Guys in Packards. Together with Jordan Hofer, David Barker has written two nonfiction books about UFOs and alien abduction: Little Gray Bastards (published in 2016 by Schiffer Publishing) and Unidentifiable Flying Objects (due in Fall 2017 from Schiffer.)
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3 Responses to Clippings from Wraethrom

  1. David Barker says:

    Pardon the typos — I was a lousy speller in High School.

  2. thebaffledo0queen0ocomposing says:

    Such good stuff! I aspire to experimental fiction, and sometimes achieve it, sometimes don’t quite make it. Have you ever read Double or Nothing? Some of your stuff reminds me of that novel.

  3. David Barker says:

    Hi Pam, thanks for the feedback. No, I haven’t read Double or Nothing — I’ll check it out. I haven’t written any experimental fiction in ages but I’m thinking about messing with it again.

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