The Book of Almost Horror

Poetry and Prose - a mixed bag.

A Tale of Adam Maxwell- Farquhar

I listened raptly to my father’s stentorian voice as he regaled me with tales from Dr James’ leather bound tome of ghost stories. I shivered at the...

The Lost Guest House

The Lost Guest House was an aged tenement building which loomed above a street with no name in a dilapidated area of the city. The elders of the...

They Wait

Handwritten story by James Watson found within his personal effects. Transcribed for digital preservation by Jamie Watson. They Wait I watch the...
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The Willing

1976 Once off the bus, the feeling of excited anticipation that had been welling up inside John for days dissipated, to be replaced by a creeping...
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Adam Maxwell -Farquhar (Tale 2)

The Year of Our Lord 1899, Aberdeen I have been the priest in charge at St Peter’s for three years now and it has been a joyful experience thus far...
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Master of the Macabre (Part 2)

Ash stopped in the Prince of Wales, one of his favourite places. It was unusually quiet for a Thursday night; maybe late-night shopping had brought...

The Body of the House

As Summer gave way to Autumn and the evenings gradually darkened, I would make my way back to the flat after an evening in the pub, my head swimming...
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Lauren's Tale (2010)

From: l.auren666@btinternet.com To nikkibea@aol.com Hiya Nicks, just one of my random nonsense e-mails! How’s things with you, coolio? Are you still...
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MS Found in a Hotel Room

In my part-time job as a chambermaid in hotels, I often find unusual things in the rooms I clean, usually stuff that I can just put in the bin and...

The Office Runs Itself

Since the Lockdown started, what was it, four, maybe five weeks ago, Alan had lost all track of time , each day seemed to merge into the next. Like...
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Legions of the Undead

Its funny that I am writing my own story after all this time, it is a bit like the one entitled 'They Wait', which I edited for my uncle way back in...
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The Vampire Walk

The Vampire Walk Summer of 1981 the year we all left school and went our separate ways, a memorable summer for many reasons, lots of good music, end...

The Vampire Walk- Continued

The Vampire Walk -Continued ( September 1981) Billy Ross lay slumped on the park bench in Victoria Park gazing up at the shadowy trees looming above...

Avian Incursion

Graham had not slept properly for weeks, since the new neighbours had moved into the flat below just after the Pandemic hit the world. They were a...

Rampton- Chapter 2

Rampton -Chapter 2 Then came the memories from 1976, flashbacks from the year of ‘The Willing’ as the other scouts had called it back then, when...
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Rampton (Chapter 1)

Clarke meandered through the church, ignoring the tour guides, and surreptitiously taking photographs with his small digital camera though the...
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Like A Rolling Stone?

March 2044 I cast my thoughts back in time and wonder to myself about the figure we called ‘The Victoria Vampire’ when we were youngsters in the...
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Master of the Macabre ( Part 1)

Shand sat in his gloomy flat, gazing at the raindrops going south across the window. Saturday night and here he was still smarting from the critical...
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The Office Goth

My name is Lorraine Denning, I am a retired office manager and I like to think, an amateur author, not published yet, but there are lots of websites...
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