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The Quester
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I write short stories now and then. If people would like to mention a phenomenon or particular beastie or ghoulie to be the centre of one in some way then I MAY be inspired to write one. This isn't gonna come with a reward sadly its really for my entertainment and you get to see what I come up with. Ill probably put some sort of twist on the legend or what-have-you but feel free to suggest a mysterious/cryptozoological/magical/eerie being topic and preferrably some material about the legends that surround it and we shall see. At best you can expect me to post the result here for feedback and CC and if and when I publish my little anthology (may or may not happen-depends how far through I get finishing and publishing me novels) then you'll all get a little nod and thanks for helping with inspiration and response. Cheers crew.

Btw before you think Im here to leech info of your brains I genuinly love this type of stuff and have already begun chatting in the forums lol

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Ian Topham
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Re: short story commissions...kinda

Rob we actually have a small Ghost Story section with some fictional tales that were submitted by one of our readers. If you wish I could post some of your stories there.  There is a huge amount of material on the site and much of which I have lost track of.  I'll give some thought to a topic for you.

The Quester
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Re: short story commissions...kinda

Ok cool thanks for that litte heads up.

Mauro
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I am a big fan of ghost stories with a certain "gothic" setting. A ruined abbey, a haunted wilderness, a decaying castle... bring them on. What I don't like about the original set of gothic literature(The Castle of Otranto to name but the most famous) is the excessive goriness and wackiness. People being crushed by giant feet appearing out of thin air just don't float my boat.
I am also very fond of American ghost stories of the XIX century: Washington Irving, Henry James, Nathaniel Hawthorne... love the rural and almost "burgeoise" setting of so many of their tales.

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The Quester
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Re: short story commissions...kinda

In my short story The Boy in The Attic I went all out and set in a victorian mental institute for children set in a lonely old manor house on an English moor :-D so I've kinda tackled that aspect. And Wendigo kinda moves from Victorian London, breifly through some of western Europe and focuses mainly in the Tunguska region of Siberia. It draws heavily on techniques used in James' Turn of the Screw. So have kinda tackled some very gothic, eerie abandoned settings. And Anna Faye utilises those kind of 'edge of town' liminality of Irving and Hawthorne.



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