In the House of the Dead: A Ghost Club Short Story
In Victorian London, a select group of writers, led by Arthur Conan Doyle, Bram Stoker and Henry James held an informal Ghost Club, the price of entry to which was the telling of a story by each invited guest.
This is one of the tales.
Lost people are drawn to places where what ails them can be eased. If you have the will, the fortitude, you can peer into another life, where
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My work has appeared in a number of professional anthologies and I have recent short story sales to NATURE Futures, Penumbra, Read Short Fiction and Buzzy Mag. When I'm not writing I play guitar, drink beer and dream of fortune and glor ...more