Recurring Character Index

There are many stories and poems on The Weird Writings of Gareth Barsby, and it’s not unusual for certain characters to make return appearances or for characters from one story to interact with characters from another. This is an index of the most recurring characters you’ll find in this blog and the stories in which they appear (only characters who have appeared in three stories or more will be listed).

Some stories may contain violence, gore or foul language.

The Lemon Possum
Karl the Kangaroo
The Mad Hatter
Lisa the Pizza Woman
Dr. Meow and Bert
Anne the Duck
Bert and Jenny
Ricky Raven
Patty, the Demon in the Supermarket
Emily
Dom Claude Frollo
The Slithering Super Snakes
The Ringmonster
Gina the Not-So-Jolly Doe
Mr. Skeleton
The Thing From The Freezer
Emma, Stan and Jimmy
Helen the Cow
Lady Lobster
Mr. Venus-Fly-Trap
Fred the Vampire Fox
Nessa
The Reptilian
Arachne
Elaine and her Father


The Lemon Possum

lemonpossum

A mysterious possum with the power to make sweets and treats materialise from thin air. She may seem cute at first, but she has diabolical intent.

The Lemon Possum
The Lemon Possum 2
The Lemon Possum’s Evil Easter
The Lemon Possum vs. Karl the Kangaroo
The Lemon Possum vs. Karl the Kangaroo Round 2
Cinderpizza
Derek in Wonderland
A Christmas Poem for July
The Ringmonster’s Show
The Lemon Possum’s Funhouse
The Ringmonster’s Circus Train
The Lemon Possum’s Party


Karl the Kangaroo

karlkangaroo

A talking kangaroo who owns a mobile game company, and is known by his workers to be a miserable and misery creature. There is, however, more to him than most people know.

Karl the Kangaroo
The Lemon Possum vs. Karl the Kangaroo
The Kangaroo and the Comedian
Karl’s Daughter
The Lemon Possum vs. Karl the Kangaroo Round 2
Cinderpizza
Karl Kangaroo’s Christmas Extravaganza
Derek in Wonderland
Father-Daughter Time
The Ringmonster’s Show
The Lemon Possum’s Funhouse
The Lemon Possum’s Party


The Mad Hatter

madhatter

A demonic creature that bases his appearance and methods off of Lewis Carroll’s famous haberdasher, tempting people to come to his beautiful but deadly Wonderland.

Dear Susan
The Garden of Live Flowers
The Rabbit
The March Hare
Derek in Wonderland
Gina and the Demons
The Duchess


Lisa the Pizza Woman

pizzawoman

Lisa is a woman with a pizza slice for a head and a body made out of mozzarella, the result of the marriage between a human woman and a talking pizza. Life has been hard for her, as she fears melting and people wanting to eat her.

Even More Nightmare Rhymes (the first appearance of Lisa’s girlfriend Natalie)
The World’s Best Pizza Place (where Lisa’s dad comes from)
Pizza Woman
Night of the Pumpkin Woman
Cinderpizza
Karl Kangaroo’s Christmas Extravaganza
Father’s Day
The Ringmonster’s Show
The Lemon Possum’s Party

Be sure to also check out her very own Kindle book Pizza Woman!


Dr. Meow and Bert

catnbot

Dr. Meow was a human scientist who was transformed into an anthropomorphic cat due to a failed experiment. She came to embrace this transformation, for she could see advantages she could use to vanquish superheroes and control the world. Often she is aided by her robot henchman, Bert.

The Evil Dr. Meow
The Magnificent Mega Rat
An Old Friend from University
A Night Out
Getting Ready for Christmas Early
Ghostly Goings-On
Heroes and Villains
Say Something
Talk to Someone

Also make sure to check out their panto: Dynamic Doggie vs. Dr. Meow!


Anne the Duck

annetheduck

Anne is a nineteen-year-old girl studying at Doford University. She likes reading, video games, and wishes to be more confident and social. She’s also a talking duck in a world ruled by animals, her boyfriend is a snake who’s also an aspiring horror writer, and she even ends up encountering real ghosts and monsters.

A Duck and a Turtle
A Duck, a Snake and a Ghost
A Duck, a Snake and a Costume Shop
A Duck, a Snake and Valentine’s Day

Be sure to also check out her book The Adventures of a Duck!


Bert and Jenny

jenandbert

When she was six, Jenny Sayers found a little lost monster in the woods and took him in. Ten years later, he’s still living with her, making money off of writing articles online, no closer to finding his home. Yet there still may be hope…

Jenny and the Monster
Jenny and the Monster’s Christmas
The Day Frollo Took Over Wonderland (Jenny only)
Reflections (features their arch-enemy Dana)
Karl Kangaroo’s Christmas Extravaganza (Bert only)
The Lemon Possum’s Party


Ricky Raven

rickyraven

The descendant of a certain famous Poe character, Ricky would rather sing happy songs than terrify humans.

Ricky Raven
Ricky Raven Meets a Horror Writer
Karl Kangaroo’s Christmas Extravaganza
The Ringmonster’s Show


Patty, the Demon in the Supermarket

patty

Patty is a demon who was so lazy in Hell, she was stripped of her powers and banished to Earth. She can, however, be active and determined when she wants to be, not that that’s always a good thing.

The Demon in the Supermarket
Derek in Wonderland
Father-Daughter Time
Gina and the Demons
The Ringmonster’s Show
I Love the Demon in the Supermarket
The Lemon Possum’s Party


Emily

emily

A young artist who opened a portal to another world through her art, and gained two henchmen.

Flab and Glob
Fun With Henchmen
Return of the Evil Queen
Father-Daughter Time
Emily’s House of Horrors
The Lemon Possum’s Funhouse
The Ringmonster’s Circus Train
The Lemon Possum’s Party


Dom Claude Frollo

frollo

The antagonist of Victor Hugo’s immortal Notre Dame de Paris; though the book ended with him being murdered by his adopted son, he lived on in the minds of those who read his story.

The Day Frollo Took Over Wonderland
Karl Kangaroo’s Christmas Extravaganza
The Return of Frollo


The Slithering Super Snakes

snakesss

Whitman, Tennyson, Blake and Shelley, a quartet of mutated snakes dedicated to fighting crime. Heroes to some, nightmares to others.

Animal Superheroes
Collector’s Item
The Mad Scientist’s Daughter
Revenge of the Mad Scientist’s Daughter
The Adventures of the Rancid Rocking Rodents


The Ringmonster

ringmonster

A beast who sees the whole world as his circus. To him, the greatest show is Earth.

The Ringmonster
The Nightmare Man
Return of the Ringmonster
Clown Free Zone
The Ringmonster’s Tunnel of Love
The Ringmonster’s Show
The Lemon Possum’s Funhouse
The Ringmonster at Christmas
The Ringmonster’s Circus Train
The Lemon Possum’s Party


Gina the Not-So-Jolly Doe

gina

Once known as “Gina the Jolly Fawn”, this poor doe can now be found in pubs drowning her sorrows. Can a new friend make her remember the good old days?

The Tragedy of Gina the Jolly Fawn
Gina and the Demons
My Friend Gina
The Ringmonster’s Show
Emily’s House of Horrors
Gina the Jolly Reindeer
The Lemon Possum’s Party


Mr. Skeleton

mrandmrsskeleton

He may be an undead, terrifying creature who lurks around graveyards, but he loves his wife and likes to have visitors over.

Visiting Mr. Skeleton
Mr. Skeleton Goes For A Walk
Mr. Skeleton Goes to the Shops
Halloween with Mr. Skeleton


The Thing From The Freezer

freezerthing

A monster made of ice and ice cream, who freezes his victims and devours them.

The Thing in the Freezer
The Thing From The Freezer and the Ice Cream Van
The Thing From the Freezer on Halloween
The Thing From The Freezer At Christmas


Emma, Stan and Jimmy

ghostsofthehouse

Three ghosts who share a haunted house with a human, who they are very good friends with.

My Haunted Home
A Visitor to my Haunted Home
My Haunted Memories


Helen the Cow

helencow

A cow who enjoys baking – though this hobby is not without its doubts.

The Cow’s Cake
A Cow Remembers Cakes
The Cow’s Christmas


Lady Lobster

ladylobster

A horrible mutant beast with sharp claws – and she knows how to use them.

Lady Lobster
Lady Lobster And The Terrible Turkey
Lady Lobster and the Restaurant
Lady Lobster and the Night Out


Mr. Venus-Fly-Trap

mrvenusflytrap
A charming fellow with an unusual appetite.

Mr. Venus-Fly-Trap
Mr. Venus-Fly-Trap Has Lunch
Mr. Venus-Fly-Trap Visits His Mum


Fred the Vampire Fox

fredthefox
A vicious vampire with a hatred for hunters.

Fred the Vampire Fox
A Dog in a Dungeon
The Ghost Fox


Nessa

nessaclub

A space alien hiding a dark secret.

A Glass of Beer
The Wonders of Planet Earth
The Other Offer


The Reptilian

lizardfighter

An intergalactic bounty hunter who wants to know who and what he is.

The Wonders of Planet Earth
The Constellation Crusaders vs. Team Universe
The Other Offer


Arachne

A woman from Ancient Greece who was transformed into a spider by the goddess Athena, still around in the modern day to guide other spiders and animals (May be inappropriate for arachnophobes).

A Spider’s Solitude
Bats Rats and Spiders
Looking for Ghosts


Elaine and her Father

A girl and her father who will no longer allow her to eat sweets.

Why I Don’t Buy My Daughter Sweets Anymore
Magic Chocolates
Jenny and the Monster’s Christmas

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