An Ideal Retreat is Coming from Dim Shores

Since the beginning, I’ve been following Dim Shores, the excellent small press. Sam Cowan has been announcing and releasing one amazing illustrated limited chapbook after another.


This morning, Dim Shores announced the release of the expected September release of AN IDEAL RETREAT, written by me and with art by Mikio Murakami. Here is the full Dim Shores release announcement:

There are three new chapbook announcements coming this week. First up: “An Ideal Retreat,” written by Michael Griffin with art from Mikio Murakami!

Michael Griffin’s stories have appeared in magazines like Apex, Black Static, Lovecraft eZine and Strange Aeons , and such anthologies as the Shirley Jackson Award winner The Grimscribe’s Puppets, the Laird Barron tribute The Children of Old Leech, and Cthulhu Fhtagn! His standalone novella Far From Streets was published by Dunhams Manor Press, and his debut collection The Lure of Devouring Light will be published by Word Horde in April, 2016. His work is upcoming in Leaves of a Necronomicon, Autumn Cthulhu, Nightscript 2 and Eternal Frankenstein.

Michael blogs about books and writing at On Twitter, he generally posts as @mgsoundvisions and writing-specific news appears as @griffinwords. He’s also an electronic ambient musician and founder of Hypnos Recordings, an ambient music record label he operates with his wife in Portland, Oregon.

Mikio Murakami is a Japenese-Canadian graphic designer. He specializes in cover art, T-shirts, logos and drinking bad coffee. He founded SILENT Q DESIGN in Montreal in 2006 and has done work for a number of Canadian and international bands.


“An Ideal Retreat” is scheduled for publication in September.

There’s no art yet, and the story is not entirely finished. I don’t have exact word count but expect this will be on the lengthier side of Dim Shores releases. As more information becomes available, you’ll see announcements on Facebook by me, Sam and Mikio, as well as on the Dim Shores site and the Griffinwords blog.

I’m very pleased and excited to have a chance to be part of Dim Shores, to collaborate with the very talented Sam Cowan and Mikio Murakami.”

2 thoughts on “An Ideal Retreat is Coming from Dim Shores

  1. Thanks Mike! I’m pretty stoked myself. I have been wanting to get my mitts on one of yer stories since the start, glad we finally get to do something together. Cheers man!

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