Two Creepy Tales
by Max Porter and Kamila Shamsie

Because the Real World Isn't Scary Enough

October 31, 2018  By Literary Hub
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“Mrs Charbury at Eltham” by Max Porter

“‘Who is the man in a brown cloak standing at the foot of my bed every night?’ my sister asked, aged six or seven.

I said ‘A ghost’ and Mother said ‘Bad dreams’ and Papa said ‘Absolute nonsense. Nobody cares for your made-up terrors.’” Read more

Foreboding” by Kamila Shamsie

“‘I don’t believe in ghosts,’ Khalid said, his first day on the job as a security guard at Kenilworth Castle.

‘Neither do I,’ said the gardener, who had stopped at the staff kitchen for a cup of tea. ‘But when something funny happens that you can’t explain, just remember the ghosts here aren’t malicious.” Read more

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From Eight Ghosts: The English Heritage Book of New Ghost Stories. Used with permission of September Publishing. Copyright © 2018 by Max Porter. Copyright © 2018 by Kamila Shamsie.












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