Title: Grave Mistake
Published December 3rd 2016
Short story, 6000 words
Classic Victorian inspired horror
A Christmas / Yule themed with crime, mystery and folkloric aspects.
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Published in the seasonal horror anthology O Horrid Night by FunDead Publications in good time for Yule / Christmas of 2016
Pristine, white snow shrouds evil things that revel in the longest, darkest night of the year. A fresh waft of peppermint brightens a monster’s foul breath. World weary ghosts have only until dawn to seek their retribution. The wind howls through the trees, or is that a choir of unearthly voices? “O Horrid Night” revives the tradition of telling ghost stories on Christmas Eve, when it is said that the barrier between the living and the dead is thinnest, and spirits may walk the earth. Such tales were in vogue in Victorian England (remember good old Jacob Marley), but the origins of the tradition stretch back in time, in celebrations of the Winter Solstice, Yule, and Sol Invictus. Gather your friends and loved ones together, get cozy with warm drinks or a roaring fire, and give them the gift of a spine-chilling ancient holiday tradition
Reviews of O Horrid Night on Amazon
These Christmas stories are spooky and historical and downright Dickensian. I really liked the anthology: it is packed with specters, twist endings, and the occasional moral. Will definitely reread stories during this holiday season!
The stories are engaging, thought-provoking and spooky. I particularly like the one about the two brothers and their connection that continued through time.