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James Colton: Author & Swordsman

https://www.jamescolton.com/

I love supernatural horror in the traditions of M. R. James and Shirley Jackson. I also write epic fantasy, draw pictures of ghosts, and practice the duelist forms of swordplay.

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  1. Selected Exercises from Thibault’s Academy of the Sword
    Articles
  2. Vanitas
    Short Stories
  3. Heirloom
    Short Stories
  4. Meant to Be
    Short Stories
  5. The Porcelain Hand
    Short Stories
  6. Void Knight: Book Three of the Null Saga
    Books
  7. The Blink of an Eye
    Short Stories
  8. Thibault Rapier: An Elegant Fencing System
    Articles
  9. La Verdadera Destreza: Spanish Rapier
    Articles
  10. Capoferro Rapier: Italian Rapier Combat
    Articles
  11. Puppet Kingdoms: Book Two of the Null Saga
    Books
  12. Kunst des Fechtens: German Longsword
    Articles
  13. The Portal
    Short Stories
  14. Necromancy
    Worldbuilding
  15. Experimentum Meum
    Short Stories
  16. The Properties of Mvadhre
    Worldbuilding
  17. Null Device: Book One of the Null Saga
    Books
  18. Meyer Rapier versus Bolognese Sidesword: A Comparison of German and Italian Sidesword Systems
    Articles
  19. Bolognese Sidesword
    Articles
  20. Meyer Rapier: German Sidesword Fencing
    Articles
  21. Anatomy of a Sword: European Sword Terminology
    Articles
  22. The Art of Fear: How to Write Scary Ghost Stories that Terrify Your Readers
    Books
  23. A Unified Theory of Magic
    Worldbuilding
  24. Pages of Dust: Volume 4
    Books
  25. Safe and Dry
    Short Stories
  26. The Bus
    Short Stories
  27. Night Communion
    Short Stories
  28. Character Development Questionnaire: A Tool for Creating Deep Characters and Engaging Stories
    Articles
  29. Breathless
    Short Stories
  30. Night Speech Sample Texts
    Worldbuilding
  31. Night Speech Lexicon
    Worldbuilding
  32. Night Speech Orthography
    Worldbuilding
  33. Night Speech Grammar
    Worldbuilding
  34. Night Speech Phonology
    Worldbuilding
  35. Night Speech
    Worldbuilding
  36. The Fall of Nezachim
    Short Stories
  37. Photographs in Darkness
    Short Stories
  38. From Somewhere Deep
    Short Stories
  39. Memoria Aeterna
    Short Stories
  40. Oblivion’s Call
    Short Stories
  41. Come Home
    Short Stories
  42. Hallowdale
    Books
  43. Toes
    Short Stories
  44. Anniversary
    Short Stories
  45. Pages of Dust: Volume 3
    Books
  46. Pages of Dust: Volume 2
    Books
  47. Pages of Dust: Volume 1
    Books
  48. The Only Thing We Have to Fear
    Short Stories
  49. Windows to the Soul
    Short Stories
  50. The Family Cabin
    Short Stories
  51. Boxes
    Short Stories
  52. The Angels of Karkwood
    Short Stories
  53. The Dough Wife
    Short Stories
  54. The Track
    Short Stories
  55. The Babysitter
    Short Stories
  56. Don’t Let the Light Go Out
    Short Stories
  57. Help Me
    Short Stories
  58. Dead Hand
    Short Stories
  59. The Legend of Istavia
    Books
  60. Wallpaper
    Short Stories
  61. Unit 319
    Short Stories
  62. Good Morning
    Short Stories
  63. Grandma
    Short Stories
  64. Garringer’s Dog
    Short Stories
  65. Flavor
    Short Stories
  66. 1013 Gethspar Road
    Short Stories
  67. The Old Man and the Attic
    Short Stories
  68. Four Young Friends
    Poems
  69. Doors
    Short Stories
  70. Lucy’s Playground
    Short Stories
  71. ZPV BSF EFBE
    Short Stories
  72. The Abyss
    Short Stories
  73. The Funeral Shroud of Eli Shade
    Short Stories
  74. Nightmares
    Short Stories
  75. The Whistler
    Short Stories
  76. How’s the Wife?
    Short Stories
  77. Trick or Treat
    Short Stories
  78. The Sunlit Room
    Short Stories
  79. The Forgetful House
    Short Stories
  80. The Antique Toy
    Short Stories
  81. How to Write Scary Ghost Stories that Terrify Your Readers
    Articles
  82. Malicious Lullaby
    Poems
  83. Swamp Children
    Short Stories
  84. I Grin
    Poems
  85. The Black Painting
    Short Stories
  86. An October Walk
    Poems
  87. Aberrations
    Short Stories
  88. Bedtime
    Short Stories
  89. Cold
    Poems
  90. No More Dishes
    Short Stories
  91. Spectral Masquerade
    Poems
  92. The Expedition of Howard Rickson
    Short Stories
  93. Whispers
    Short Stories
  94. The Banshee
    Short Stories
  95. Will You Come Out and Play with Me?
    Poems
  96. The Room with the Dolls
    Short Stories
  97. The Dark
    Short Stories
  98. The Scarecrow
    Short Stories