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...
Cherry

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- Work in Progress)

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...
Cherry

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...
Cherry

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

M.S. 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...