If your family was threatened, you'd do anything to protect them.
Howard Dougan moves with his family to a haunted house on an island in the middle of a lake to get away from the rat race. Soon his paradise is turned upside down by strange, apparently paranormal activity. His son starts sleepwalking, his dog barks at evil spirits and his maid is terrified for her life. There is something very wrong about the place and the maid believes all the ghost stories while his wife keeps her counsel. But Howard won't accept a supernatural explanation until he discovers a haunted secret his wife has hidden, that he should have known about all along.
A short story in English set in the British Lake District. This is a haunted house mystery story of around 9,000 words. It is a ghost story - strong on brooding suspense and uncanny atmosphere but no gore.
Would you have stayed on the island? Download and find out!
|Publisher:||White Rabbit Press|
|File size:||266 KB|
About the Author
I never know what to write in these boxes. I'm not sure that people give much of a monkeys about the author of the stories until he/she is mega famous. I'd rather let the stories speak for me. But they speak in different voices and are for different purposes. I want to entertain you. That's more or less it. But sometime I also want to say things that I wonder about. I think the ultimate purpose of stories is moral education and that their goal is to align us to thinking of our tribe. These days our tribe should be humanity as a whole. But I live somewhere with someone. I love some people and animals and places and I'm less keen on others. My favourite flavour is chilli and my special colour is gold. That's the colour of my aura, apparently too. What's yours?