Cameron Johnston

Author of dark and gritty fantasy and horror mixed with black humour, bad jokes, and a good dose of heart.

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Cameron Johnston lives in Glasgow, Scotland, with his wife and an extremely fluffy cat. He is a swordsman, a gamer, an enthusiast of archaeology, history and mythology, a builder of LEGO, and owns far too many books to fit on his shelves. He loves exploring ancient sites and camping out under the stars by a roaring fire.

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The Economist & The Dragon

Published Nov 6, 2018 · 3,538 words (13 minutes) · 95 views


The dragon was used to feeding on fatty clerics, tough knights and tender wizards, but it never expected to be approached by an economist pitching an intriguing business proposal.


Head Games

Published Nov 6, 2018 · 4,948 words (18 minutes) · 80 views

Fantasy Horror

The dark, swords and sorcery short story that evolved into The Traitor God, novel published by Angry Robot. A down-on-his-luck magician with the power to control human minds is coerced into investigating a bizarre magical murder.


The Sleekit Ones

Published Nov 6, 2018 · 3,873 words (15 minutes) · 105 views

Fantasy Horror

To the world, his son never existed, but Billy remembers only too well. He remembers the creature that took little Stephen and erased his existence - and he needs to stop it happening all over again.


The Shadow Under Scotland

Published Nov 6, 2018 · 4,880 words (18 minutes) · 107 views

Fantasy Horror

A slaughtered priest, a missing baby, and something ancient and dreadful lurking beneath the hills of 17th century Scotland.


Crowd Control

Published Nov 6, 2018 · 1,247 words (5 minutes) · 78 views

Science Fiction

The perils of crowd control in a near-future world with consumer teleportation.