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TALES TO CHILL AND SCARE

Scrying with Hot Wax

Willoughby Bedford Journal investigating folklore and superstitions I took a few weeks off and before heading back home I stopped at Morecambe. Do you know that their Winter Gardens Theatre apparently is haunted. I walked for miles along the very… Continue Reading →

The Tale of Obadiah Watts (Audio version)

Here is the audio version from The Tale of Obadiah Watts, available for your entertainment.   artwork by cocoparisienne   for written transcript see post here The Tale of Obadiah Watts SUBSCRIBE – Category Specific RSS   KEEP UPDATED –… Continue Reading →

Uncle Jimmy’s last season

It was a bustling and busy Thanksgiving. The tiny house was even more crowded than most holidays. Blue smoke hung in a visible layer just inches below the ceiling. The noise around the kitchen table was so loud the kids… Continue Reading →

Still Waters

Stand tall these giants upon four squared cornerstones, dizzying to stare upon their heads in the clouds. For noise funnels across glass in this percussive urban cityscape. All is a riot of noise, as above so below, where duck egg… Continue Reading →

Jenny Greenteeth

Willoughby Bedford Journal investigating folklore and superstitions I thought of spending a spell of time around witch country, that of Pendle in North West Lancashire. Certainly long before Lancashire became identified with the cotton industry it was famous for its… Continue Reading →

Devil’s Iron – audio version

Devil’s Iron – audio version   Here’s a cowboy horror story presented in audio format and read by the author. For written transcript see post hereĀ  Devil’s Iron   SUBSCRIBE – Category Specific RSS   KEEP UPDATED – NEVER MISS… Continue Reading →

Myrtle Brown

Myrtle Brown is a pale faced, flabby type biting her lip through constant worry. She’d her own teeth, clearly evident, that if she’d been biting with dentures, the way she was going at those thin lips, her top set would… Continue Reading →

The Vase (Audio Version)

Here is the audio version of The Vase, a flash fiction piece written and read by the author Joe Stanley.   for written transcript see post here The Vase   SUBSCRIBE – Category Specific RSS   KEEP UPDATED – NEVER… Continue Reading →

I Remember

Vast at any one moment are the joys and sorrows lived through existence and in the memories of others. Reverberating beyond the horizon that if we should draw back from those ripples and define reflections, and if at all forgot,… Continue Reading →

Mary Bateman, Yorkshire’s other witch

Willoughby Bedford Journal investigating folklore and superstitions Mary Bateman, well no, I’m not here to meet her but to find out about her, she was born sometime around 1768. And yes, I know, I look old but certainly not that… Continue Reading →

What you see is what you get

At a small college, Dr. Sanders, a psychologist, developed an interesting hypothesis. He reasoned that art as a form of expression was a type of communication, acting on the mind not only consciously, but unconsciously as well. He suspected that… Continue Reading →

The Burnsall Fairies

Willoughby Bedford’s Journal – investigating superstition and folklore I managed to catch up with Albert Clifton in the small village of Burnsall, 6 miles north of Skipton. The area is surrounded by beautiful countryside and the little B roads that… Continue Reading →

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