“Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.” -Mark Twain

Here’s where you’ll find the latest news, reviews, and other miscellany about my Dark Fiction short story collection EVERYONE IS A MOON: STRANGE STORIES. Twelve twisted tales featuring a magical finger, a cannibalistic memorial, an extreme piercing parlor, a Space Age monastery, a budding serial killer, and more.


The Good Touch
Cutting Remarks
The Boy Who Cried Alien*
In Memoriam the Ostrich
The Mortality Machine
White Space**
The Lord Is My Rocket*
The Beholder
Mr. Gregori*
The Dark at the Deep End
Suitable for Framing

(*1st time published)
(**Print edition only)

Praise for Sawney Hatton’s Short Stories

“The 12 stories in this collection range from satire to science fiction, from ghost stories to extreme horror, but the commonality throughout was that I finished each tale feeling shaken. I’m not talking about being scared out of my mind, but rather a slow build of unease that gets deep under your skin, leading you to contemplate things you’d rather leave alone.” —J.A. Sullivan, Kendall Reviews

“[T]his is a very intelligent book of horror stories. Some of them are even rather poignant, and all of them make you think. Each is unique, and each disturbs in a different way.” —The Hard Hat Book Site

“Sawney Hatton is one part Twilight Zone, two parts American Horror Story. If you’re looking for twisted, creepy tales that’ll burrow into your soul, you’ve come to the right place.” —Russ Colchamiro, author of Crossline and editor of Love, Murder & Mayhem

“This author has the same delicious darkness [as Stephen King], but with an additional touch of a strange wit and humor… How can something so dark be so addicting?” —Jennifer Elizabeth Hyndman, author/blogger of Angels in the Underworld

“Hatton’s material is by turns many things — fresh and unconventional; at times irreverent; humorous, quirky and surrealistic; but also nightmarish, dark and disturbing — blended in such a way that you feel compelled to continue reading, even when doing so feels borderline voyeuristic or otherwise altogether wrong… I would tell you that Hatton’s work reminded me of this or that author — but in truth, I could not say who! He appears to occupy a special space of his own.” —J.P. de La Fontaine, book reviewer

“Most of [Hatton’s stories] are so firmly rooted in the familiar, you wonder where the stories are going, that is, until the hard lefts occur. (You can take that as a turn or a punch. Either way works.)” —Quentin J. Parker, author of Mondo Bohemiano

“These are unique, fresh, twisted, intelligent stories.” —Daniel P. Calvisi, author of Story Maps: How to Write a GREAT Screenplay

“The voices are well created, the story lines are interesting, and Hatton has a good touch as to when to make things explicit and when to leave them below the surface.” —David S. Atkinson, author of Apocalypse All the Time and Bones Buried in the Dirt

“Clever, dark, funny, and enjoyable in the best way.” —Rodney Gardner, book reviewer