My name is Matthew Acheson and I live in Orono, Maine. I earned my bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Maine, and I’ve worked as a senior manager in the technology sector for over a decade. I’ve also been a dig hand on archaeological excavations in Egypt, Israel and throughout New England. I tried to learn Hebrew once, so I could cast medieval spells on people, but that guttural Chaf sound they make is just hell on the larynx.
I’m also a part-time fiction author and a member of the Horror Writers Association. My work spans the dark-fantasy and horror genres, and I love stories that make my heart race, with strange plots, hairpin turns and protagonists whose trials leave them broken, damned, deranged. I want stories that make me sleep with one eye open and a pistol loaded with silver tipped bullets on the nightstand. My therapist frowns on this.
“No Further.” Pseudopod, December 2012, Episode 311.
“Crypt of the Abernathys.” Buzzy Mag, August 2013 Issue.
“The Reaver Stirs.” Spinetinglers, December 2012 Contest (2nd Place).
“No Further.” Underground Voices Magazine, August 2012 Issue.
“When the Letter Came.” Morpheus Tales Magazine, April 2012, Issue XVI.
“The Final Meeting of the Truth Society.” Raygun Revival Magazine, October 2011, Vol. 2 Issue 9.
“The Writer Without a Soul.” Pulp Metal Magazine, March 2011 Issue.
“Mr. Lei’s Wicked Incredible Mystery Dance.” Digital Dragon Magazine, February 2011, Issue 20.
“The Covenant.” Orion’s Child Magazine, January 2011, Vol. 5 No. 9.
“The Turning.” Allegory Magazine, January 2011, Volume 14/41.
“The Last March.” Digital Dragon Magazine, November 2010, Issue 17.
“The Solos.” Orion’s Child Magazine, October 2010, Vol. 5 No. 6.
“Writing on the Wall.” Spinetingler Magazine, Spring 2009 Issue.
“The Priest.” The Willows Magazine, November/December 2008, Vol. II Issue 4.