New, free, disturbing horror short story.


I’ve published a free-to-read horror story on the site Wattpad, largely as an experiment to see how I liked the site. You can reach it by clicking the cover above.  Be warned, it is for mature audiences only, as it is quite violent, and also rather disturbing for other reasons.  I don’t want to spoil it, but there are two extremely divergent interpretations that are possible, and either one is probably somewhat upsetting to different groups.  I was going for an ambiguity similar to that in The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, if that helps clarify things.  Hope it doesn’t offend anyone too much.


  1. You are a writing machine! No time to read, now, but definitely will do so. I’m actually reading ‘Portrait of a Lady,’ by James. Not my cup of tea, but just read Dan Simmon’s book where he combines history with fiction, this time Sherlock Holmes and Henry James come together to solve a mystery. I think I’ll look into the Screw.

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