Christmas Ghost Stories: Festive Skin Crawlers with a Twist (Main/UK), an anthology of (very) short stories by Stewart King, is free in the Kindle store, courtesy of UK publisher Endeavour Press.
A remote Cornish village on Christmas Day battered by the howling seas.
An old house that needs emptying on a Boxing Day.
A woman who spends Christmas by herself every year.
Prepare to be scared out of your wits with this collection of Christmas Ghost stories from the macabre pen of Stewart King.
While Christmas is a time of crackling fires and roasting turkeys, it can also be a time of dark nights, howling winds, creaks on the stairs, and strange noises from the cellar.
And while it a time for re-unions and parties, for some people it is also a time of loneliness and memories.
And it is not necessarily just the living members of the family that come back for the festive season.
Written in the style of the traditional masters of the genre such as Charles Dickens and MR James, each story in this collection captures the essence of Christmas – except with a deadly sting in its tail.
So if it cold outside and you’re safe and cosy indoors watching the snow fall outside, throw a log on the fire, pour yourself a glass of something warming and snatch a few shiveringly good moments with these festive spine-tinglers.
But don’t forget to leave the light on.