If you go down to the woods today, you're in for a big surprise.
Georgia is spending a summer's afternoon looking after her younger brother, Oliver. At twelve-years-old, she believes that she is an adult. Or, almost an adult at the very least. But, despite her desire to grow up, Oliver convinces her to play their favourite game. A game called the Dragon Game.
The game takes a bizarre twist when something calls them from the forest that backs onto their garden. Daring each other, the siblings enter forest only to find that it's not a normal forest at all. This is a place where dreams and nightmares are made.
A place they may never escape…
Interview with the Author:
Q - What's the idea behind "The Forest"?
I recently decided to write and publish a series of short stories and novellas called "Horror Bites". "The Forest" (Parts One and Two) is part of this collection. The idea is that these are stories that can be devoured in one sitting.
As for the story itself, I wanted to write a sometimes creepy, sometimes gory, but always entertaining story of childhood innocence combined with things that go bump in the night.
Q - Will I have to wait ages for Part Two?
No, not at all! Part Two will be unleashed almost immediately.
Q - Why should readers give these stories a go?
I hope that "The Forest" will mesmerise and entertain, as well conjure memories of movies from the 80s. It's a twisted fairytale that sits quite comfortably in the Dark Fantasy genre. Readers can enjoy this story in one sitting with their favourite beverage (I'm rather partial to a cup of coffee).