Fritz O'Skennick

Fritz O'Skennick

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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Hi there, I'm Fritz O'Skennick..
...I love to write, when I'm not writing, I'm thinking about what to write next or I'm performing what I've already written, I write all sorts...

Now available... BOOKS...

"Touching the Darkness" is an anthology of dark poetry by Fritz O'Skennick. Featuring Gothic Tales (Vampyres, Werewolves, Ghosts, etc), murder, dark mind states and sensual Dark passions in various poetic forms with the intensity, skill, depth and passion that readers have become accustomed to in his work. Contains adult content...


"Fear the Reaper" is a unique and exciting psychological crime thriller combining many elements of other genres, including romance, tragedy, revenge, madness, dark humor and horror... As told with the startling intensity that readers of Fritz O'Skennick have come to enjoy...
Richard is schizophrenic, upon the brutal demise of the love of his life, events soon spiral out of control as the voices in his head reign a supreme dominance over him, causing him to embark upon a quest to avenge her and bring violent offenders to justice using LSD upon his tied victims and coming to them dressed as the Reaper, shattering their sense of reality as he stages theatrics to enhance the experience and makes them see the error of their ways.
He soon gains an anonymous celebrity status in the media, continuing his work as public reaction to his activities are evenly divided until fatefully he catches the offenders who in essence created his alter ego… Then things take a turn for the worse…
How far would you go?


"The Darkness Verses The Light" is a collection of poetry, prose and short stories that covers a wide variety of genres, themes, forms and subject matter as told in the unique and engaging style of Fritz O’Skennick…


"Who is John Doe?" is a unique supernatural drama, based on Fritz O'Skennick's popular stage play of the same name...
Abigail Miller is an eminent psychiatrist… On traveling to Wales and starting a new job at a local mental hospital, she is assigned a mystery patient that has baffled the hospital staff since his arrival six months previously.
John Doe has amnesia and since arriving at the hospital has developed an unusual multiple personality disorder. The mystery deepens further as a new personality manifests and seems to know Abby all too well.
The implications of this personality’s claim are too extraordinary for her to comprehend or accept. For if he speaks the truth it defies everything she ever knew about life, death and beyond, making him a supernatural miracle.
Events quickly escalate with the arrival of Doctor Gordon Burridge, an eminent parapsychologist who claims an acquaintance with the mysterious John Doe. And so as events unfold and secrets are exposed, tensions run high as staff are set to unravel the mystery of “Who is John Doe?”


"Of Darkness and Light" is a collection of poetry and prose by Fritz O'Skennick...
"On the Fritz (Rhyme)" features new work, written in the unique style & flawless rhyme that many have come to expect from his work and features many themes and genres...
"On the Fritz (Freeverse) features new work that is both powerful and thought provoking in its profound depth and unique stylings...
"Fritz & Friends" is a chapter of outstanding collaborative works with fellow poets from all over the world, including a collaboration that features no less than 40 poets in 1 poem as orchestrated & edited by Fritz via the group 'Speak to me' on the poetry site 'Allpoetry.com'


"Dark Confessions" is an intense new novella told in the unique style of dark writer 'Fritz O'Skennick' and concentrates on the darker nature of man, exploring the facets and mind states of murder, revenge and the lengths we'd go to in the name of love, honor and redemption...
It follows the story of Reggie, a scrap yard owner with a dark secret… Following the continual harassment of a gang that loiter on the abandoned industrial estate where Reggie lives and trades scrap, a break in results in the accidental murder of a gang member. Horrified by the potential consequences that could follow, he is forced to creatively and efficiently dispose of the body.
This is quickly followed by a night of carnage and revenge that forces him to evaluate his nature and the dark impulses that grow within him, justified only in that his victims are those that have wronged him.
He then meets and falls in love with Tess, quickly realizing that she is more like him than either would like to admit.
And so in the betrayal of friends, the death of a mobster, a case containing a million in cash with the mob hot on their trail to retrieve it, they are forced to embrace their natures in a fight for their lives with devastating consequences in an explosive finale of love, vengeance and death…


“Schizophrenic Lullabies” is an insightful and revealing collection of dark poetry themed in the realms of mental illness as expressed with such startling clarity and profound depth in the unique style of dark writer, poet and mental health sufferer, Fritz O’Skennick.
Now for the first time in one volume, “Schizophrenic Lullabies” past, present and previously unpublished collide in an engaging and captivating anthology.
This collection features dark poetry and prose that delve deep into the mindsets and madness of schizophrenia, Bipolar, depression, voices, delusions and self harm, while also skimming over addiction and suicidal thoughts.


“Gothic Tales” is a dark collection of the ever popular supernatural poetry as told with the startling clarity and profound depth that many have come to love in the unique style of dark writer and poet, Fritz O’Skennick.
Now for the first time in one volume, Gothic Tales past, present and previously unpublished collide in a thrilling, chilling anthology.
This collection features tales of vampires, werewolves, ghost stories, demons, angels, aliens, murder, madness, immortality and various other themes based in the science fiction and fantasy genre.


MUSIC...
"UNspokeN" is the debut album of Welsh Band 'Fractured Persona'
'Fractured Persona, more than a Band name or title, depicts not only a state of mind but also a way of life.'
Fractured Persona is the Brain-child of Fritz O'Skennick (singer/songwriter & poet). On meeting and befriending Matt Evans (talented producer/session musician), the pair set about recording this long over due project and peaked the interest of Emma Ross and James McHardy at Petrified Records. They in turn took the project on...
REVIEWS: "Marvellous!!!" (Joanne Goodwin Cardiff Cast)
"A worthy project which deserves some profile 3 Stars" (Mike TV Xplosure)
"Impressive Debut Album.......it's full-bodied and punchy"
"It's unusual, quirky, affecting and fun to listen to with lilting, folky segments, followed by electronic tweakery and rock-out sections. Acoustic guitars and the vocals of mainman Fritz O'Skennick ring out clear and true with a good production throughout" (James Mclaren - BBC.co.uk)
www.myspace.com/fracturedpersona also available at http://cdbaby.com/cd/fracturedpersona
and at http://www.lulu.com/content/multime dia/fractured-persona-unspoken/6773 372 Also check out this short film 'Lumps' by Damnable Iron Films, I play the Busker at the beginning & they use my music as soundtrack...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RVv4WSLPhU


AUDIO POETRY...
"Fritz O'Skennick's Gothic Tales" is a collection of Audio Poetry as read by its Author... This production was produced by Progress Cymru & directed & edited by Simon Winkler... It features sound effects behind the spoken verse to enhance atmosphere & listener's pleasure & features tales of Vampires, Werewolves, Ghosts, Etc...
You can hear it at http://www.archive.org/details/Frit zOskennicksGothicTales You can also hear it along with 3 of my other songs at http://www.myspace.com/fritzo39skennick


AUDIO PLAY...
"It could happen to you (audio play)" is a Progress Cymru production, written by and starring Fritz O'Skennick, produced & directed by Simon Winkler & starring a number of mental health service users, volunteers & professional actors... Music by Fractured Persona...
It is set in a dark potential future faced by a quarter of the population in the UK.
In a world not too far in the future... Fritz is arrested on a minor charge and thrown into what appears to be a prison. He does not know where he is or how long he will be there. He meets his cell mates - Bob appears to have learning difficulties and can't remember how long he's been there. Eva is scared and argues with the guards till they attack her. The governor runs the prison with an iron will, the guards attack the inmates with alarming regularity and Fritz has no idea how to escape this hell, until Bob takes him under his wing. There are many secrets to be unraveled, and maybe there is a way out but in this scary world anything can and does happen...
You can hear it at http://www.archive.org/details/ItCo uldHappenToYou...anAudioPlay

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http://stores.lulu.com/fritzoskennick

ALSO AVAILABLE FROM AMAZON, BARNES & NOBLE AND LOADS OF OTHER ONLINE STORES AS WELL AS AVAILABLE TO ORDER FROM ALL GOOD BOOK STORES...



As a performance poet, I've performed at various venues throughout Wales & parts of England and have also been published in various anthologies with United Press. Although sadly, all they seem to want is nice, happy, fluffy bunny stuff, which is fine, but my loves & strengths lie in the darkness.
So the rest, I've come to share with you good people here at WriterCafe And I must say, what a welcoming, friendly community it is...
I am also a great theme park enthusiast, having ridden rides in UK, Europe, Canada & Florida (USA). I'm involved making videos with the Theme Park site www.dontlookdown.org Check them out, there's a lot of good vids...
So without further ado, please enjoy my work. If you like it, comment it, I will always comment back.