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The Pleasure Garden by Rosanne Rabinowitz (an excerpt)

“I’m the mind of the old market, and much more. The distilled desires of dumpster divers and bondage queens meet within me. I’m the roots beneath the old Pleasure Gardens and I arise from breathless couplings on hidden paths above

Rosanne Rabinowitz welcomes you to North Lambeth

In The London Adventure Arthur Machen referred to the vast area south of the Thames as “unshapen”, “behind the scenes of the universe”, “shapeless, unmeaning, dreary, dismal beyond words”. Yet there are plenty of adventures to be found in my

Turner by Karl Drinkwater (a 2nd excerpt)

Lord John crossed the garden of Plas Dof, the large house overlooking Pentref Bychan. In a corner, by the high garden walls, was a clump of yew trees surrounding a marble mausoleum. Most of his ancestors had been entombed below

Tunnels by P.J. Blakey-Novis (an excerpt)

Matthew and Chloe led us to a door in the north-east corner of the fort; the entrance to a system of narrow tunnels which connected the various rooms.  When the fort had been in use during the second world war,

Turner by Karl Drinkwater (an excerpt)

The room brightened and Tom glanced round. Two more men came in, closing the door quietly. They stayed near the door, speaking in Welsh and occasionally glancing Tom’s way. He felt like every eye was surreptitiously on him. When he

Karl Drinkwater welcomes you to Bardsey Island (Ynys Enlli)

I write in multiple genres: literary/contemporary, sci-fi, and horror/suspense. When I planned my first horror book I wanted to write something with a fast pace, a tight grip on the reader, something they wouldn’t want to put down. I remember

Emma Pullar welcomes you to Trafalgar Square and St Paul’s Cathedral

I was born in South East London and after going on many school trips to Central London – visiting spooky museums and old buildings – it felt like the right place to base my horror stories. My short story, London’s

James Brogden welcomes you to Old Hunstanton

My chosen location would be Doggerland – the drowned mesolithic landscape underneath the North Sea which once linked Britain with the Netherlands – although for the practical purposes of a map I’d say Old Hunstanton. Just a bit further along

Eric Ian Steele welcomes you to Tameside

Tameside lies between Manchester, Cheshire, and Derbyshire and can only be defined by what it is not. It is not a suburb of Manchester, although it is in Greater Manchester. Nor is it part of Cheshire, despite what some residents

The Caretakers by Adrian Chamberlin (an excerpt)

The kitchens of All Souls College smelled like a slaughterhouse. As they should do, Mark Cassell told himself as he tied his apron. There was a faint smell of the disinfectant cleaner that signified the wash-down at the end of

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