December 11, 2015

The dark depths of a crisp December night.

 

Despite Halloween being the favourite among many for spooky stories, December is my favourite time of year to read ghost stories.

 

There is something about the Christmas ghost story tradition which seems to be less adored these days as it was when I was growing up. As a child, my family and I always looked out for an M.R James adaptation on the BBC. We delved into the pages of 'Ghost Stories of an Antiquary' on December evenings, as short days dwindled...

October 2, 2015

Whilst out for a walk, the rain started to batter down, the leaves weighed heavy under the enormous droplets. A strong gale came tumbling through the tree tops throwing the trees this way and that. Thunder shook the ground and lightening danced across the blackened sky. In the strange and looming forest Ellie is all alone. Everything looks strange and she can't find the way home. When along toddled a penguin with a cup of hot chocolate and a pair of ear-muffs. He shared his brolly, and a story t...

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