The Highgate Vampire 8

The Highgate Vampire
  Sadly the legend of the Highgate Vampire is just that. It was invented by two adventurers out to make a name, and stirred up by local and national press coverage. Disappointing I know, but as Robert Louis Stevenson said, ‘It is better to travel hopefully than arrive’. At least I think it was him, ...

Bullies 15

Bullies
    Extract from Thomas the Rhymer Chapter 6: Yesterday upon the Stair Reaching the park Jack began to feel nervous in case the beautiful lady appeared, or worse, the tramp. Sensing his discomfort, Catherine was sympathetic, “Jack, we do not have to go this way.” “What do you mean?” he asked defensively. “Nobody would ...

Still a Nightmare 6

Still a Nightmare
  Extract from Thomas the Rhymer Chapter 3: An Inspector Calls Jack woke confused, looking uncertainly around his room. Unable to understand how he could see in the dark, he realised the bedside lamp was on. Reaching to turn it off, something moved in the corner of his eye. His head shot round but there ...

Happy Thoughts 9

Happy Thoughts
Extract from Thomas the Rhymer Chapter 2: Happy Thoughts Jack saw he was besides a lake. From its dark green depths Dan’s face rushed to greet him when he bent for a closer look. Astonished, Jack reached out, causing his brother to vanish in a pool of ripples. As a golden glow shivered over the ...