FEATURED FICTION

AN EXPERIMENT WITH THE UNCANNY

CHIRALITY

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EXCLUSIVE HORLA STORY

by Peter Ahern

EXPLORATION

Dominic Kildare on 

HORRORS AT A CASTLE 

OLD & NEW

EXCLUSIVE NEW STORIES

SIN Can it really find us outRead George Aitch’s new story

LONDON GOTHIC by Mark Sadler 

& Tales by Holly Tinsley & Michael D. Davis

INSIGHT

Reviews: VICTOR LAVALLE 

DEBORAH KAY DAVIES, ALMA KATSU, GLYN JONES, MEGAN TAYLOR & CATHERINE FISHER 

Plus GABRIEL TALLENT & CARLY HOLMES talk

FEATURED FICTION: BACK DOOR 

A NEW GHOST STORY BY SALLY O’REILLY

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REVIEW EXTRA: SARAH TANBURN READS SARAH PERRY’S MELMOTH IN PRAGUE

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HORLA FICTION

STORIES BY

George Aitch – P.F. Grazioli – Michael D. Davis – Holly Tinsley – Mark Sadler – Sally Spedding – Simon Marlowe – Carly Holmes – Jon Gower – Jane Fraser – John Ord – Claudia Wardle – Alan Bilton – Angela Graham – M.J. Allen – Wendy Holborow – Ali Azar – Brian Manton – Tim Jeffreys – Matthew G. Rees

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WINTRY TALES WANTED: WE ARE NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS OF FINE ORIGINAL FICTION WITH A PLEASING CHILL FACTOR

FEATURES: ARTICLES / INTERVIEWS / ESSAYS 

                                                         

 ‘Scariest Story… Ever’

Magnificent Horror Moments

Haunted ruins of an old abbey

 The grotesques of Grange Court

A Town’s Dark Past: A New Black Book 

The Haunted House: One Writer’s Wintry Experience

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FEATURED FICTION: AN EXPERIMENT WITH THE UNCANNY

SCIENCE & STORYTELLING JOIN FORCES IN PETER AHERN’S CHIRALITY 

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URBAN MYTHS – A Horla Inquiry

Dr Alan Gowing begins our examination

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‘LITERARY STRANGE’

INTERVIEW: CARLY HOLMES

THE AUTHOR OF FIGUREHEAD TALKS TO HORLA 

The intriguing Doctor Holmes speaks in detail about her writing, her life (including her recent acquisition of a ukulele), future projects and Figurehead – her newly-published collection of short fiction – which we review.

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PURE MACHEN

Matthew G. Rees reads and reviews

ARTHUR MACHEN’S 1890s NOTEBOOK

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NEWS AND REVIEWS

                     FESTIVALS

THE WENTWOOD TALES

& OTHER NEW REVIEWS: Fiction & Non-Fiction

LATE REVIEWS: Lost Volumes Exhumed

IN SHORT: Recent Chapbooks

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GABRIEL TALLENT 

THE AUTHOR OF MY ABSOLUTE DARLING 

on what makes him write – the fiction, poetry and art that’s influenced him – his reaction when Stephen King hailed his debut ‘a masterpiece’ – his own take on his writing – possible future projects & more. Read his thoughts here at Horla.  

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MAGNIFICENT HORROR MOMENTS – Our series continues

The finest passages in literary dark fiction listed & discussed

No 2. ‘The Withered Arm’ by THOMAS HARDY

The nightmare of Rhoda Brooks: the incubus flaunts her wedding ring 

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CATHERINE  FISHER’S NEW TALE THE  TUNNEL

DISCOVER THE STORY SERIES WHERE IT PREMIERES  

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FEATURED FICTION: ‘WILL IT HURT?’

The new Moscow story by Matthew G. Rees (author of ‘The Tip’)

‘As his eyes were closing on the couch Fedor watched the man’s form melting. He was on the stool, holding his gun, working his foot pedal. The icons on the wall – the beasts, satyrs, superheroes, mermaids, cherubs and busts of Lenin, Marx, Putin and Tsar Nicholas – carnivalled around him in a whirl.’

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THE ‘UNCANNY’ SOURCE OF MY WRITING

Folklore-influenced Jane Fraser describes how she ‘walks into’ her stories on the Welsh coast

‘They have often been shocked into being by the discovery of something I least expected…’

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