Songs for Dwindled Gods features an unnamed character that began his life in Sunflower Junction, which was published in Black Static 57. That was intended as a one-off, but I found myself thinking about him and wondering what happened to him next. The tiny hamlets and villages of Devon and Cornwall were where the idea for a Songs for Dwindled Gods originated, along with the urge to return to that character from Sunflower Junction, fleshing out his life story and deciding that he could be someone I returned to much as Joel Lane had with his unnamed policeman in the stories that made up Where Furnaces Burn.
Songs for Dwindled Gods is a folk horror tale about lost villages, psychedelic folk music from the sixties and seventies, running away from life, and something ancient and hidden in the wilds of the Dorset countryside.
Occult Detective Quarterly #4, featuring Songs for Dwindled Gods is out today, and available from <a href=”https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1718645481/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_dp_nDV8Ab5EF45TW”>Amazon</a>
I hope you enjoy it.
Here also is the fantastic artwork for Songs for Dwindled Gods, by Andy Paciorek.