“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
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.