David DeWinter

Tales of Horror, Humour and the messy bits in between

Contents & Introduction


A passionate writer revealing a collection of work in dark fiction, ranging from horror to comedy and all the messy bits in between.

The 'For Consumption' section, has a collection of short stories across different genres. 'In the Lavender Sea,' and 'Escaping Aber-Where,' are just two of a few that had gathered readers and feedback aplenty. Immortal Lust is now available on audio and the link is contained within the story.

Some works are also now part of recently published anthologies featuring many varied writers, enquire within for more details.

The series Proactive Square, split into several parts, details the stories of central characters who are recruited to work in a secret city developed to run a one world economy. The City itself is stuffed full of viciously ambitious people, all run and recruited by four megalomaniacs whose vision and self interest knows no bounds. Dive in and read whatever appeals in the whole saga.

Or for teeny tiny slices, try out the new section entitled Multiverse Mini Bites, they are quick, digestible and will pass straight through you before you've had chance to shout, "Stop!"

I also provide little hints and teasers on my forthcoming novel, 'And Then The End Will Come.' First draft excerpts are available. You can find more detail within the site.

Feedback is always welcomed, and for those looking to subscribe, please fill details in the subscribe section of the site and you shall be provided with stories anew, hot off the press.....or fairly warm via email.

If you would like to hear and see more in person, here are links to two recent interviews, one with the lovely Manchester radio station ALLFM, about recent short story successes and the novel, copy and paste:
https://open.spotify.com/episode/776hKowqamW3j1Z4rsPjPP?si=2x5Z5842SxKj5uFVrZihXw

The second is an interview with Boomers on Books, via YouTube:
https://youtu.be/F7BDSFKbv38

Companionship, escapism, relief and horror await.....

Please note, some stories contain explicit language and content. Tread lightly.

Thank you for reading.

David DeWinter



Contents & IntroductionContents & Introduction

For Consumption


In The Lavender Sea - HD Audio & Image
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Trigger warning: Psychological Horror, violence

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I'm In Paradise, Get Me Out Of Here!
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Armageddon is here, the day of reckoning. Arthur is at peace with the end, until Paradise gets in the way. Contains swearing and adult content.

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The Ugly Other
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I am the Ugly Other...underneath the floor. Waiting. Breathe with me?

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Mister Bigby in the grey
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Join Mister Bigby as he takes you on his reluctant journey into a place beyond our plain. Perhaps bring a pen...and some sticky notes.

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The Great Distraction
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A short slice of prose stuffed with portent.

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Kid Be Gone
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The inventor wanted to gift the savage dying world with something pure and innocent, so that it could truly see again the beauty dismissed. But is the world ready to be saved and just how much hope remains in it's people?

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The Displacement Artist
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The Executioner delivers his job with ease, he feels no guilt or empathy for those convicted. At least, that is his claim. His painting's however, reveal a different story. *****WARNING***** Explicit language, story contains sensitive themes.

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The last of the cabbages
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A last birthday for an infamous host, means an awkward time for one of the guests. Will he get out alive, does he deserve to, and will all the cabbages get eaten in time? * CONTENT WARNNG* Features graphic language and historical references/reminders.

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Immortal Lust
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Two lovers who eclipse mortality, discover immortal lust cannot sustain them, in spite of their spirit's desire. AUDIO available within.

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The Wander Archives
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Thomas has a new temporary neighbour, Deanne Wander. Her work, archiving, is a routine job and she'll be gone in no time. But Thomas will never be the same again as his obsession grows.

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Sing Them Out, Al
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Al's singing career is back on track, the music scene is booming even during war time. So sing them on over, Al.

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In The Lavender Sea
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Elizabeth is no ordinary little girl. But will her doting loving father see it before its too late?

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Multiverse Mini Bites 


Lustily Kill

War drug!

An intergalactic war, but one side is cheating...and to what end?

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Infinitesimal Antique

The antiques show packs a surprise

A punter gets more than he bargained for when presenting his antique.

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BlissTonica

Apocalypse escapism

A commercial for the famed BlissTonica. Why not try some today!

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Multiverse Designer Re-designer Designer and so forth

Renovate Renovate etc

Star host Granulated Cuthbert meets the Harkatthem family, and hears tales of a Cloud God and millipedes.

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The Beastly Den

Pitch for a new business idea

Will the billionaires be tempted into an investment for this foody/fashion enthusiast?

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Killing Me Stupid

A unique new business with a hard sell demo

A super short, done via video/audio

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The Honeymoon

Inter galactic anti-social encounters of the nothing kind

He is risen...like a fruit cake

Part 1 - Proactive Square - The recruitment files


1)  Cocaine, Lies and Idiocy
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Marie Petrie has landed an elite job in a new secretly located city, 'Proactive Square.' Andy, her husband, has some unfinished business to take care of before they leave.

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2) Geoff Smith - Grief followed by a Corned Beef Pasty
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Geoff has hit rock bottom, overwhelmed with grief at the loss of his parents, he needs help and finds it unexpectedly.

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3) Franz Lahm and Teleportation to Proactive Square
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Proactive Square needs occupants. Teleportation is the vision and Franz Lahm can make it happen.

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4) Geoff in the City
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Geoff has made it into the City and feels right at home.

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5) The Petrie's Take a City Tour
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Marie and Andy take a tour of the City, seeing the secret's within for the first time. Geoff Smith gets an unwanted insight into Andy Petrie.

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Part 2 - Proactive Square - Life Within


6) Terry Duran and the ECO Warriors
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The Four Heads find the perfect disciplinarian in Terry Duran.

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7) Lahm, Alone Too Long
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Lahm, the genius behind teleportation, is neglected and left to seek his own inventions.

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8) Geoff Smith Makes an Impression
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Geoff comes to the attention of his bosses and has two entirely different encounters as a result.

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9) Marie and Geoff Meet Again
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In the second crossing of paths with management, Geoff is reunited with Marie Petrie.

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10) Community Meeting's, Praise Proactive Square!
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Marie stops by her local community meeting to find out more about life in the city.

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11) Terry Flay's a Tourist
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Terry has a business tourist in his sights, as Geoff's immediate manager Steve Rocker, is summoned for decapitation.

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Part 3 - Proactive Square - Stranger Day's


12) Dismissal by Teleportation
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Steve aka Barney Rubble and his snake like sidekick, are dismissed via teleportation. But did they ever make it home?

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13) Lost, Found and Taken
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The morning after, the City sits in silence, while Geoff gets more than he bargained for on his impromptu visit to HQ.

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14) Geoff the Saga Magnet
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Geoff makes another discovery in the same day and its as loaded with trouble as the first.

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15) When Geoff met Terry
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After vanquishing two underlings, Terry has Geoff Smith in his sights.

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Part 4 - Proactive Square - New Forces and Old Wounds


16) The Innoncence Lost Accord
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Its the morning after for Jeanie Petrie. Her father, Andy, faces the question of whether to help her or to continue down his own burning path.

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17) An Audience WIth the Four Heads
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Lahm finds himself in the hands of all four heads, as they seek to convince him to help them once more with a request that makes teleportation look like child's play.

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18) 'SHE' Lives
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Lahm has many secrets and one of them speaks to him about his own death and the future of mankind.

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19) The Shifting Landscape
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Times are changing rapidly in the City, as Marie and Terry purvey the dangerously shifting landscape.

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Part 5 - Proactive Square - Alliances Made and Broken


20) Geoff is Not Alone
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A growing presence with grand designs, makes itself known to Geoff.

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21) Where Lahm End's and She Begin's
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Lahm becomes intoxicated with new possibilities but saving him may mean his death. Only 'She' can decide.

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22) Sore Head
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The four heads learn of Lahm's fate and are not best pleased. Their reaction to the news is a beginning to the chaos that will swamp the City and the world itself.

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23) A Union in The Making
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Geoff begins to learn of his fate when 'She' comes to visit, as the City pushes closer to the brink.

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Part 6 - Proactive Square - Breathe Deeply


24) Taking Over the Asylum
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Andy Petrie's sanity takes a wander as he storms the City and embraces lunacy over family.

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25) A Tense Journey Interrupted
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Geoff wanders through carnage to meet She, but senses he is not alone before being dragged off by a certain Terry Duran.

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26) Two Into One
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Geoff takes a final step as She brings about their unity.

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27) Duped Again
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Andy needs access to HQ as his murderous intentions reach fever pitch, while he is surprised to learn he has a following ready to fight with him.

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Part 7 - Proactive Square - Battles Commence


28) Fight! Fight! Fight!
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A showdown beckons as Andy tracks down Geoff with Marie at his side. But Geoff is never alone in these last days of Proactive Square.

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29) Four Heads Are Better Than One?
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Terry ventures out to find the Four Head's for a possible final encounter. But as always in Proactive Square, he finds something else entirely.

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30) Revolution and Escape
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Geoff finds himself caught in the middle of a war within HQ itself as the city's last days quickly unravel. Will he lead, or pursue self preservation.

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Part 8 - Proactive Square - The Finale


31) To Shoot or Not to Shoot
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Geoff finally meets 'Mr Stealth' again, as a final showdown beckons along with the ultimate fate of the City.

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32) Four Minute Warning
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Escape beckons but can Geoff save them all and to what end?

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Epilogue
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Novel in Progress - And Then The End Will Come


Background
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Sneak previews and opportunity to read early drafts of 'And Then The End Will Come.' A chilling story of young Denny's fight against not only the cult religion he belongs to, but the monster that has infiltrated his home and the town itself.

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Prologue
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First Teaser: And Then The End Will Come.

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The Cult - Matthew's Prophet's
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Find out a little more about Matthew's Prophet's and young Denny's crisis of faith.

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Main Characters - And a Dark Place
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A little about the main characters and 'The Coal Shed.'

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Raymond Bernard's Mission
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Discover more on Raymond Bernard. His plans, his life and beautiful wife and why he can't please her.

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Maude Needs Help
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Maude fears for her home and sanity. Raymond Bernard and his father Derek, pay Maude a 'shepherding call.'

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Clint Takes a Dance in Time
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Clint means to take Fran for everything she has. A journey into the past leads to far more trouble than Clint could ever bargain for. He should not have entered the coal shed that morning.

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Tainted Mother
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The evil is spreading, as Denny discovers when coming home to his waiting mother.

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