Stories

Green Chain Walk

A quaint village, rural walks, good company and hospitality – surely the ingredients for a relaxing few days away? However, a fireside tale at the Haunted Man Inn leads to the boundaries of the Green Chain Walk, and events take a far from normal turn…​

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Dissection Of The Cockroach

In Steven Sheil’s disturbing dystopian tale, ‘Dissection Of The Cockroach’, the reader is taken on a disturbing and mesmeric journey, seen – literally – through the eyes of the main protagonist… ​

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Jennifer’s Dream

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When you enter the gallery, turn right, and you will reach Jennifer’s dream…

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A Box of Lucifers

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1860: Andrew Syms craved freedom from caring for his invalid mother. He reveals to our narrator the supernaturally-inflicted events that led to her death. Some things in this world are beyond explanation…​

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The Stinge

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When two youngsters break into a garage, accidentally tipping over a beaker, they soon begin to realise that crime doesn’t pay… ​

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That Last Kokeshi Doll You Bought

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That Last Kokeshi Doll You Bought is a mystery story about a revenant and revenge, set in contemporary Japan, and told mostly as a dramatic monologue…

That Last Kokeshi Doll You Bought

Rainbow Pit

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Rainbow Pit is part of a series of stories that Ray has been writing for a project he calls Municipal Gothic – and is set in an underpass beneath a motorway where a troubled man is forced to confront a fatal incident from his teenage years…

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Boys of the Old Brigade

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Boys of the Old Brigade follows a veteran of the Irish war of independence, returning to ‘Blighty’ to open a butcher shop in Camden town; but will the ghosts of war follow him home, and will he heed the Banshee’s cry that follows him in his dreams?

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In The Service Of The Queen

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After the war, came the task of rebuilding. The rubble had to be cleared. The ruins had to be rebuilt. And the dead had to be laid to rest…

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Where The Little Boy Drowned

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Gordon’s New Year resolution to exercise more is one that many of us explore, following the possible excesses of Christmas. But in Jim Mountfield’s tense tale, it leads the protagonist down an altogether much stranger path…

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