Six original tales of terror to chill the blood and delight the soul. A man finds himself terrified of going upstairs… Disturbing events take place after a stranger checks into a lonely hotel… Two schoolboys learn about an unexpected horror of the battlefields of World War I… An old lady daren’t go into her own garden because of what she fears is waiting for her… A birdwatcher sees something that opens the door on a chilling tragedy that is not yet over… A couple set off on a round-the-world cruise unaware that it will also prove to be their last…
The Ghost at the Foot of the Stairs
The Stranger in Room Six
The Thing with No Eyes
Something in the Garden
Upon the Chaos Dark
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Short stories present their own particular challenges. In common with other short stories I have written, character always comes first – the rules are the same, whatever the genre!
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David Pickering is a prolific author of both fiction and non-fiction and has been published many times by leading publishers around the world, including Penguin, Random House and HarperCollins. Other titles include ‘Things Lost and Other Short Stories’, the novel ‘And Stones Shall Dance’, and the anthologies ‘Classic Horror Stories’, ‘Classic Ghost Stories’ and ‘Classic Short Stories’.
A love of classic ghost and horror stories by the likes of Edgar Allan Poe, M.R. James and Edith Nesbit.
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