Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Mr Leaves

“Mr Leaves was here” - those were the first words out of my daughter’s mouth that morning. I dismissed the chatter as normal for a seven year old girl. It didn’t seem strange to me that she would develop a new imaginary friend, especially under the circumstances; change can do that to a kid, forcing them to create something to hold on to, making the world seem more secure.

We had decided to move away from the city, to find somewhere a little less hectic, somewhere we could call home. As a doctor, I had to wait until an opportunity arose and was delighted when an opening appeared in the sleepy town of Windarm. It was a quiet place filled with pristine cottages, sun-baked streets, and lush hedgerows; not too big, not too small - perfect for the three of us. My wife, Erin, and I had named our daughter Karen, after an Aunt, but we always called her “Kip” instead. It was an old English word my Grandfather used when he was going to sleep - Karen loved to sleep more than most, and so “Kip” seemed to suit her just fine.

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

The Whispering Woods | A Campfire Ghost Story

A new Campfire Ghost Story! The written version will be out soon. Please do give my narration a listen and let me know what you think. Sit back and wander through “The Whispering Woods”.

Friday, 26 June 2015

Campfire Ghost Stories |The Fog by John Carpenter

In the first of my new narration series, where I'll be hopefully sending shivers down one or two spines, I have narrated the excellent ghost story by cinema legends John Carpetner and Debra Hill. Sit back and relax, no need to panic, it's just The Fog...

Watch Above, or listen to it for free via MP3, HERE.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Exclusive Stories on my Mailing List

I'm going to be sharing some stories with my readers shortly. It's a thank you to those who have stayed with my mailing list. They won't appear anywhere else, so if you want to receive them sign up to my mailing list if you dare. It's free and only takes two seconds. I hope to be giving you some sleepless nights very soon...

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

The No Sleep Challenge

No Sleep was Given...

Greetings earthlings.

It's been a while since I've posted to the No Sleep OOC, and I've missed writing specifically for No Sleep, life keeps getting in the way. That's why I'm challenging myself and wondered if you would like to join me? It's a bit of fun, and a good exercise for those trying to up their output.

Here are the rules:

1) Once a week you will sit down at your computer for 2 - 3 hours maximum.

2) In this time you have to write and proof an entire story.

3) It can be as short as you like, but it has to be under 2,000 words.

4) You have to upload the story at the end of the writing session.

I'm really interested to see what everyone can come up with. My first attempt can be found here. I'm going to be doing this for the next 5 weeks, perhaps I'll make it a running habit even after that. Please post your efforts in the challenge thread on the OOC or on the forums and we can all give each other feedback :)

Stay creepy.

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

In the Dead of Night

A security guard spends the night in an empty nursing home hoping to quickly pass through the mundane hours. Little does he know that he is not alone, and that the nursing home contains something extraordinary, haunting, and chilling.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Off the Beaten Path

Off the Beaten Path

Robert Francis started the day with purpose and verve. Thrilled by the thought of no drive to work - no grey boring suit or stifled office air - he negotiated the sporadic city traffic with glee. He owned two other bikes, but for this adventure would rely upon his favourite and most trusted of wheeled companions. With a custom paint-job reading ‘ROB’ in large white letters across a frame of black, this was a bike which had never failed him - no bumps, no bruises, not so much as a punctured tyre.
His itinerary was set and he was filled with excitement at the prospect of finally being on holiday. It had been eleven months since he had taken so much as an hour off from his suffocating suit and tie, so the thought of spending eight whole days cycling through the Scottish wilderness, with only his backpack and tent for company was, frankly, exhilarating.

Thursday, 28 May 2015

The Sins of Abigail Flesh: Prologue on Sander's Road

I've just released the first part to my new horror series The Sins of Abigail Flesh. Each month I'll be uploading a new part, with each chapter being a self contained story and a piece of a greater horror mystery puzzle which you can solve. This is exclusively for my Patreon subscribers. If you'd like to read this dark and twisted tale, please click the link below and contribute as little as $1 to gain access. Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far. You are indeed creepily awesome.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Forgotten Valentine

I had managed to keep a healthy scepticism of ghosts, ghouls and all things supernatural until I was 28. I found most claims of such things to be dubious at best, and harmful at worst. I was very much in the camp of the classical sciences as I had studied physics at Edinburgh university several years earlier. While my profession has never taken me back into the scientific arena, I had until this time maintained a ruthless opposition to pseudo-science and superstition.