Myrkwood: in Teutonic and Norse legend it is the shadowy forest of mist between the world of man and the underworld.  It represents the passage from the rational realm of light into the house of dark imagination.

This represents the themes found in much of John Harford’s work.  John has been writing for 25 years.  While his class mates were reading “young adult” novels John gained inspiration from Mark Twain, JRR Tolkien, HP Lovecraft, Stephen King, Geoffrey of Monmouth, folklore, ghost stories and Greek Mythology.  Later influences include Andre Breton, Lautreamont, Baudelaire, Robert E Howard, Flannery O’Connor, Thoreau, Joseph Conrad, JG Ballard, Aliester Crowley, Umberto Eco, Shakespeare, Chaucer, world Mythologies and History, and of course Edgar Allen Poe.

He has also been greatly influenced by painting, photography and music.

On this site expect to see updates and excerpts of longer works, serialized short stories, and perhaps an occasional older work that finds the way to light.

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