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Montague Rhodes James

M.R. James (b. 1862) is perhaps one of the most understated writers of odd ghost stories of all time. Many of his stories take place at¬†Oxbridge and other places with a very English feel, reflecting the life of the author himself. James also catalogued medieval manuscripts (see below), for which he was well-respected during his […]

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The Sunday Song – Ghost Town by The Specials

This week’s Sunday Song is The Specials’ classic Ghost Town!

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Number 13 by M. R. James

There’s a hairy clawed hand and everything!

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The Mezzotint by M.R. James

It’s part of a collection of short stories, so plenty more to read there too!

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The Shunned House – H.P. Lovecraft 3/5

Start from¬†Chapter One. Chapter Three. It may well be imagined how powerfully I was affected by the annals of the Harrises. In this continuous record there seemed to me to brood a persistent evil beyond anything in Nature as I had known it; an evil clearly connected with the house and not with the family. […]

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10 Short Stories challenge – day 5

This is listed as a poem but I think it can be considered a short story too. I love it whatever it is.

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Look at those doodles with their funny little stories

From time to time I create a doodle and write a funny little story to go with it.

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