Poor Souls' Light
Seven Curious Tales
Poor Souls’ Light sees seven contemporary writers uphold the tradition of the Christmas ghost story, bringing you an anthology of brand new tales for winter.
Join us on a walk along a canal path, on a holiday in a seaside cottage, during preparations for Christmas dinner: these seemingly commonplace occurrences unlock a hidden seam of menace and chaos, where the spectral and the subconscious become indistinguishable, where the living break bread with the dead.
Featuring contributions from the Curious Tales team, as well as an introduction from Alison Flood and original fiction from our award-winning guest authors M. John Harrison and Johnny Mains, Poor Souls’ Light will also pay tribute to Robert Aickman, one of the great supernatural short story writers, whose centenary is in 2014.
Winter is the seasons’ sleep, so tread with care along the passage lit by the Poor Souls’ Light.
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