Daniel MacKillican and his furry AngelWelcome to my website and blog.
My name, as you might have guessed, is Daniel MacKillican. I’m a writer and self-published author. I also enjoy writing my thoughts down in the form of poems, making relaxing videos, taking photos of anything and everything that piques my interest, and I am fascinated by the realm of lucid dreams. This website is where I let my mind and creative spirit dance. I like to write as I speak, so be prepared for the odd swear word here and there.

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Ama by Daniel MacKillican

Ama is a horror story that takes a disturbing journey into the afterlife. It contains graphic descriptions of brutal violence, extreme profanity, and may cause the reader to experience unusually vivid nightmares—the demons don’t always stay confined to the pages within. But don’t let all that put you off following a simple man, by the name of Jason Drake, as he battles to save his daughter from her untimely death.

A snippet from chapter 1

Death at last, Jason thought, as the rope tightened around his neck. He accepted the pain as a minor inconvenience, an unfortunate discomfort he had to endure while his life came to an end. He hoped his attacker possessed the resolve to finish the job, before a guard had a chance to stop him.

The prison chaplain once said that Emily would be waiting for him in paradise, a belief Jason didn’t share and thought was nothing but tired nonsense. A fairy tale for the bereaved that he wanted to be true but knew wasn’t. The preacher’s hollow words of comfort had no effect on the sickening sting of grief. Jason had concluded that the universe was indifferent to life, and of death, no doubt, cared even less…

Review from a happy reader

***** Wow, What a book…
This is the authors first book and it’s fantastically written. It’s gripping, thought provoking and emotional all in one book! It takes ‘afterlife, heaven and hell’ to an all new level, and I for one will never want to meet Lilith. I found this book truly mesmerising and something I couldn’t put down.

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Poems by Daniel MacKillican

The Troll home under the tree

I’m a Troll who lives under a tree
Deep in the forest, just where I like to be.

I’m not a Troll who causes grief on the web
Just a harmless wee creature who likes his bed.

I sleep throughout the day until the sun goes down
At which point all my friends come round.

You see I’m not the only Troll who lives under a tree
There are many of us and this is where we all like to be.

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Short stories by Daniel MacKillican

The Wriggler - Header ImageThe crowd is moving away now. I don’t like it when they all gather like that; they make such a noise. I’ll just watch and wait, soon it will be all quiet again. Apart from the wriggler, that is.

Why do they hang them from the trees like that? Oh, I’m not complaining, but it makes no sense to me at all. I can understand hanging the old ones, and maybe some of the rotten ones too, but this one looks quite young and healthy. He will taste good, I’m sure of that. The last one they hung up was a young one too. I enjoyed picking at that one for weeks, and fed ’till the bones fell with the leaves.
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