Ghost Tales

The Ghostly World - Meet the authors of Ghost Stories and Weird Fiction before moonrise

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Fictional ghost stories, and weird dark fiction, crafted miniature tales to suit a range of tastes from stories safe to read before bedtime to stories that may require the light on during sleep.


jonathan harkerJONATHAN HARKER Diary keeper to The Ghostly World and author of short ghost stories. Born in the UK, keen interest in Gothic culture and writings of Poe, Shelley and James being amongst his favourites.

valentine heartVALENTINE HEART A former method actor who performed in many b movies once upon a long time ago and whose notoriety was guaranteed through a final scene stealing role playing the wolf man. Valentine contributes a growing collection of ghost stories as well as contributing to The Ghostly World website. He favours the traditional old-fashioned type of ghost story. His adores Dracula, Frankenstein along with the old Universal Films of classic horror.

john a rileyJOHN A RILEY An English author of fiction and non-fiction works and also a composer with Radio Poupierre Records. Writing genres include horror, dark tales, ghost stories mainly writing for short story collections.

thomas flyteTHOMAS FLYTE Thomas Flyte claims to talk with dead people. He writes poems that are haunting, strange and bizarre, sometimes funny, dark and sad and the odd poem verging on the macabre. Thomas also writes flash fiction pieces creating surreal, bizarre, dark tales about equally strange peculiar people and their situations.

joe stanleyJOE STANLEY Enjoys reading and writing weird fiction, horror, and dark fantasy short stories. Iä! Iä! Cthulhu fhtagn! Ph'nglui mglw'nfah Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!

willoughby bedfordWILLOUGHBY BEDFORD Retired journalist interested in folklore and superstition as well as visiting alleged haunted sites. He travels around the UK to meet up with various people keen to share their ghostly experiences and when possible attends ghost vigils at some of the most haunted places in the country.

silas crowleySILAS CROWLEY takes a keen interest in the nature of reality, he is an occultist and practises hypnosis. He writes about many of his case studies seeking to uncover the mysteries of other worldly dimensions and alternative realities and publishes his work through The Ghostly World website.


Discover amongst the website your appointment with fear, ghostly tales, merchandise to buy, flash fiction, weird fiction from authors - Valentine Heart, Silas Crowley, Willoughby Bedford, Thomas Flyte, John A Riley, Joe Stanley.