EXCLUSIVE FICTION

With new stories by John Ord Simon Marlowe

Plus an extract from the new collection by Carly Holmes

SCARIEST STORY EVER

NEW NOMINATION

Fiction by FLANNERY O’CONNOR

Chosen by Matthew G. Rees

PSYCHO-GEOGRAPHY

The uncanny role of the Welsh coast in one writer’s fiction

Among ghosts in a city known to Arthur Machen

PLUS

CATHERINE FISHER reviewed

GABRIEL TALLENT interviewed

WALTER DE LA MARE discussed

JOHN COWPER POWYS re-read

News, features, reviews & the new zombie novel by B.A. HIPPSLEY

HORLA FICTION

John Ord – Simon Marlowe – Carly Holmes – Jon Gower – Sally Spedding – Jane Fraser – Tim Jeffreys – Claudia Wardle – Angela Graham – Wendy Holborow – Alan Bilton – M.J. Allen – Ali Azar – Brian Manton – and Matthew G. Rees

 

‘the passenger suddenly appeared and sat right next to me… this was odd. Every seat in front of me was available and I was sure there was no one left on the train. I used the reflection in the window to identify a young woman, but I was unable to distinguish her face because she dropped her head into her lap. She then put her hands over her head, as if she was trying to block out some intolerable noise.’

From new railway ghost story ‘Unaccompanied Cello Suite‘ by SIMON MARLOWE

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CATHERINE  FISHER’S NEW TALE THE  TUNNEL

DISCOVER THE STORY SERIES WHERE IT PREMIERES  

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PSYCHOGEOGRAPHY – WANDERING AMONG GHOSTS IN THE STEPS OF ARTHUR MACHEN

Horla takes a route less travelled in a city once familiar to the father of WEIRD HORROR

‘The soldier was discovered in the darkness clutching a silver disc that bore one word…’ 

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FEATURES: ARTICLES / INTERVIEWS / ESSAYS 

                                                         

 ‘Scariest Story… Ever’

NEW Nomination: Flannery O’Connor

Walter de la Mare Reconsidered

A Town’s Dark Past: A New Black Book 

The Haunted House: One Writer’s Wintry Experience

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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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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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FICTION New zombie novel CONTAINMENT by B.A. Hippsley Exclusive extract here

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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PLUS JEREMY STRANGE’S SHOCKING NEW COLUMN

Read his exclusive report on the grim fate of ‘The Horla Tree’ and the blight laying waste to so many others. Plus the rats that are plaguing Paris, Joseph Conrad in Cardiff, the witch that haunted Graham Greene & a number of other freakish facts.

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