World Poetry Day

It’s World Poetry Day today and, in tribute to this, and given the current circumstances, the following is my contribution which seems rather apt. For more poems and short stories, see my anthologies: First Words and Unzipped: The Mind of a Madman.

Corona

From China, Covid-19 its name,

Travelled west, and here it came.

Affecting many, making them ill.

It’s one purpose, seeming to kill.

 

Coughing, spreading, without knowing.

Events cancelled, no movies showing.

Calls for calm, as it takes its toll,

Morons stockpiling toilet roll.

 

Panic buying, hand gels and soap.

People dying, a loss of hope.

This virus, it cares not.

Though it hates the weather hot.

 

Take extra care, if you’re unwell,

And it will, be just swell.

Wash your hands, to stop the spread,

Else you may, well end up dead!

 

 

©Copyright – David E. Gates – 2020

The Deeper Roots of Evil – Now Available

The Deeper Roots of Evil is the astonishing sequel to David E. Gates’ first horror novel, The Roots of Evil.

Eric Barber investigates his father’s legacy, uncovering devastating family secrets and a malevolent force that haunts the village of Ropely. A force that seeks to destroy, in horrific, bloody and violent ways, his friends and all that he holds dear along with those that perpetuate the sins of lust and perversion. Eric must battle the evil and come to terms with his history in order to survive.  

eBook available now at Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, Apple iBooks and Amazon (Kindle). Available in eBook and Paperback everywhere from Friday 13th March 2020.

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Artwork for The Deeper Roots of Evil finalised.

The artwork for the eBook and Paperback release of The Deeper Roots of Evil is now completed.

On the NEXT Friday the 13th (in March 2020), the astonishing sequel to The Roots of Evil, called The Deeper Roots of Evil, will be released. Details of where to pre-order coming soon.

My Mother & The Medium wins Short Story Competition

My short story, My Mother & The Medium, has won the Christmas ghost story competition in The News (local Portsmouth Newspaper).

It was the story which stopped editor Mark Waldron in his tracks and sent a tingle down his spine..” they said.

The short story originally appeared as part of David E. Gates’ second anthology of short-stories, poetry and articles in Unzipped: The Mind of a Madman which is available from Smashwords and Amazon and all good online bookstores.

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Access Denied selected as Book of the Day!

Access Denied has been selected as the Book of the Day by Indie Book Butler!

The award-winning true story, by David E. Gates is available in Audiobook, Kindle, eBook and Paperback formats, from Amazon and Smashwords and all good online bookstores.

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David meets Meg. They fall in love and, despite a turbulent relationship, have a child together fulfilling David’s dream to be a father.

After they separate, David has to fight the mother and Family Courts to see his daughter and also battles against the incompetence and lies of the Child Support Agency who seem hell-bent on ruining him, emotionally and financially.

A must-read for ANY parent.

For anyone who has had to deal with the CSA/CMS and the Family Courts, this is compelling reading. Thought-provoking, honest, extraordinary, revealing. A damning indictment of the Child Support Agency and Family Courts.

If the measure of a good book is it’s afterburn, Access Denied is a great book.

When you’ve nothing left to lose, what else can you give?

A quite extraordinary true story.

“Thought-provoking but brilliant read.” – Vanessa
“I couldn’t put it down!” – Lisa Roberts (CSA Rip-offs Support Group)
“A well-told, quite extraordinary true story that stays with you.” – Jane Austin
“Amazingly jaw-dropping story!” – Linda Conlon
“Captivating Story.” – Lanre Oke

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Ghost and Horror stories half-price for Halloween.

Halloween Special!

Ghost and Horror stories by David E. Gates half-price for Halloween.

One day only!

Use code EB57A at Smashwords to get 50% off The Roots of Evil, The Wretched, The Ghost of Clothes, The Christmas Carol, End Request and A Planned Demise.

Second story selected for Podoween Series!

Second story selected for Drunk In A Graveyard‘s Podoween Series!

Drunk In A Graveyard decided to deliver a little pumpkin shaped audio gift to their listeners every day in the form of a narrated story.

Day 24’s story, “The Blood“, was submitted by David E. Gates who, apparently, you should follow on twitter for all your horror fiction needs year round.

You can access the podcast here via YouTube or listen to the audio here.

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