Vignettes

Haunting and atmospheric, Vignettes is a collection of 15 short stories in the gothic tradition. I wrote, illustrated, designed and bound Vignettes for my MA.

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To tell a story is always to invoke ghosts, to open a space through which something other returns… 

All stories are, more or less, ghost stories. (Julian Wolfreys)

To form an image is always to shape ghosts, to create an impression or a reception of something else. Art and fiction are always hauntological, neither dead nor alive.

My vignettes are about the ways in which an idealised version of the past haunts our presence and our reality.
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Read the beginnings of three of the stories from Vignettes here:
What was Buried
What was Buried
The Séance
The Séance
the Cathedral
The Cathedral
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vignette: viːˈnjɛt,vɪ-/

noun

  1. a brief evocative description, account, or episode.
  2. a small illustration or portrait photograph which fades into its background without a definite border.
  3. a small ornamental design filling a space in a book or carving, typically based on foliage.
    late Middle English (in sense 3 of the noun; also as an architectural term denoting a carved representation of a vine): from French, diminutive of vigne ‘vine’.
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Cover art for Vignettes

 

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