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Craig Hallam

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in Doncaster, The United Kingdom


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The dark side of your brain.

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April 2011

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Author of Speculative Fiction. Craig spends most of his free time in front of a keyboard. His short stories have been in New Horizons (British Fantasy Society), Murky Depths and Morpheus Tales among others.
His debut novel, GREAVEBURN, a Gothic Fantasy tale, is out now from Inspired Quill Publishing.

As he waits for the judgement of reviewers, he is working on his next novel.

With it being H.P’s birthday today, I thought I’d share an old short story of mine which I did in answer to reading a lot of Lovecraft. This is by no means supposed to be part of the Cthulhu mythos, but my own take on madness and the darkness of the British coastline.

I hope you enjoy it (don’t have nightmares).



I’d quickly learnt not to chase his mind, instead waiting for it to loop back...

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Average rating: 3.81 · 93 ratings · 37 reviews · 6 distinct works · Similar authors
Not Before Bed
3.49 of 5 stars 3.49 avg rating — 55 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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The Adventures of Alan Shaw
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Big Book of New Short Horror
3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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Children of the Moon
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Can't Catch Tomorrow
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“But there was nothing. No village or town as far as her eyes could strain. Nowhere for her saviours to come from and take her to; just fields and trees and the weeping arc of the river Greave all the way to the horizon. Just like in the books, Greaveburn was all there was; building and building until streets were foundations, roofs were floors, constantly climbing away from itself. now that Abrasia saw it, her dream of escape crumbled completely like an ancient map in her fingers. The horizon was the world's edge and there was nothing beyond it but mist and falling.

Greaveburn stood alone on this little circle of earth, the river running around and into itself like a snake eating its tail. And Abrasia was doomed to watch the sun and stars trade places for all eternity.”
Craig Hallam, Greaveburn

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message 4: by Multhericmel (last edited Jan 20, 2012 10:49AM)

Multhericmel Hey Craig! :) Thanks very much for the friend request.

message 3: by Ivy

Ivy ^^ Hi Craig!

Thanks for the friend request.

I hope this comment finds you and your endeavors well!

message 2: by Craig

Craig Hallam Martin wrote: "Hi Craig, I wanted to buy your book Not before bed for Kindle, but it is not available on Is there anywhere else I can get it? Thanks, Martin."

Hi Martin, thanks for getting in touch. I'm afraid that due to Createspace's policies, the book is only available on The Kindle version will be available early in the new year. Im afraid that since starting work on my novel with my editor, I've gotten a little behind. I'll be sure to let you kbow when it's available.

Thanks for your support.


Martin Belcher Hi Craig, I wanted to buy your book Not before bed for Kindle, but it is not available on Is there anywhere else I can get it? Thanks, Martin.

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