The Haunted Hotel Project- Liverpool, Premier Inn 2

liverpool 2When I arrived, I found a ghost story in the bible.

I read it and laughed. Well, it sounded like bollocks; phone ringing in the night, noises outside. All the usual stuff.

People are idiots.

I went to bed.

It wasn’t a story, it was a warning.

My phone rang at three am.

Someone tried my door.

In the bed next to me was the shape of a person in the sheets, and when I dreamt, my dreams were black. Someone spoke to me in my sleep. They told me if I didn’t write down what happened that I would be next.

I’m sorry.

Hidden in the Bible.

Audioshorts- Dig

I am super proud to present, Dig. This is an audio version of a story that was part of the collection of short stories Gareth Topping and I put together called, Fear Is A Mirror.

Dig is probably one of the oldest of my stories to make it into the collection and was originally written as part of a short story group I was a founding member of. The group was formed out of a desire to write with other, like-minded weirdos and get quality, constructive critique.

If you like this story and enjoy weird short fiction, you can find some of our other efforts on http://www.youdonottalkaboutwriteclub.wordpress.com.

This one was so fun to record and I really enjoyed playing around with some sound effects and playing around with delivery. Music is once again from http://www.bensounds.com

I hope you enjoy it too!

Joe

 

Audioshorts- On The Wall

I am pleased to present the audioshort, On The Wall.

This short is the opener to the collection of dystopian sci-fi stories that I am currently hard at work on called, All The Light That Remains.

The events that occurs in this story have major repercussions that play out across the other stories in the collection.

The rest of the collection will be a surprise, and I won’t post the written version of On The Wall, until the whole thing is complete.

I hope you like it.

The music featured in this week’s story is called Better Days and has once again been taken from www.bensounds.com 

 

Audioshorts- Ghoulboy

I’d like to present the audio version of Ghoulboy.

I’m pretty proud of this short story and I had a ton of fun recording the audio version of it. Unlike my first attempt, working with the recording software, and hardware was a lot easier.

Ghoulboy is about the misunderstanding of a young teenager who is going through a divorce. He hears the horrible insults that his parents throw at each other and believes them to be real.

I had the idea for this story travelling on a train journey to some god forsaken town in the north of England, where the only interesting structures among the post war prefab houses were a set of cooling towers.

Now, anyone who knows me, knows that I am slightly obsessed with urban/ industrial decay and pylons, and that is some of the imagery that I got to play with here.

Music this time around is royalty free music which can be found at http://www.bensound.com.

This is just until I can get a decent music programme that wants to export in a decent non-exclusive file format.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy this because there is more on the way.

Joe