Category: England

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

Adrian Chamberlin welcomes you to Cambridge

No stranger to supernatural horror, Cambridge is home to the ghost stories of MR James (famously read to his students at King’s College on Christmas Eve) and Jonathan Aycliffe (most notably Naomi’s Room). The medieval, Gothic architecture of the older

Emergence by R.H. Dixon (an excerpt)

Here’s an excerpt from Emergence, when John Gimmerick, his young daughter, Seren, and her imaginary friend, Petey Moon, make the journey back to Horden to housesit for John’s mother: The day of transition started off warm. Low clouds above the

R.H. Dixon welcomes you to Horden

Horden is an ex-mining village on the northeast coast of England, in County Durham. It’s where I grew up. Throughout my childhood, Horden’s beach and dene were my playground and its history and local anecdotes fed my imagination. There’s a

Lucid by Marion Grace Woolley (an excerpt)

The moment they entered the cavern, they were engulfed by the echoey, temperate feel of being underground. Turning to the left, they passed a display of ancient mining tools and samples of the minerals that had been extracted over the

Marion Grace Woolley welcomes you to Clearwell

The Forest of Dean is dragon country, where myth and legend play among the trees. My novel, Lucid, explores the connection between our own dreams and nightmares, and entheogenic drugs such as ayahuasca and MDMA. The story is spread across

C.C. Adams welcomes you to West Norwood Cemetery

West Norwood Cemetery. Sounds kind of majestic to me. If you’d ever seen the place, you’d know what I was talking about. Some forty acres or so of graves, stretching as far as the eye can see. West Norwood is

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