When 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 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.
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.