“… The girls were getting a bit old for all this; the party games had begun to seem rather childish, and the ‘ghost stories’ excruciatingly tame to those who’d experienced the true pulse-pounding thrill of a movie frightener. Last year Barbara had wanted to read some Edgar Allen Poe with the lights off, just a single candle illuminating her face as her friends sat in a circle in the darkness, but Shirley had forbidden it, and insisted they carve pumpkins instead …”

My latest story, ‘Fall’ – a chilling tale of impetuousness, dark rooms and spanked bottoms – will be published tomorrow is now online!