“Books hold the knowledge of the world. Never underestimate the power of reading. It is a gift. Show me an arch mage that can’t read and I will show you a fool.” Arch Mage Eldred Mortain, “Treatise on Enlightenment.”
1875, the year Marsh Bank House was fired by Jonathan Webster. Inside was Elisabeth Beechwood, her husband lay dead already.
“When you play with fire in a ghost house then expect to get burned.” Diary of Jonathan Webster, insane. Incarcerated, Bethlem Royal Hospital, 1876.
“Ade knew this to be true though. After all his generation were obviously the first to actually be sixteen…ever.”
Source: Guest Submission: Excerpt from “The Bequest.” Michael at Inkowlme recently ran a series of guest submissions during August. This was mine, a short excerpt from a work in progress.
An extract from a new project. Horror in waiting. Some bad language but Ade’s a teenager so no apologies
I’m writing this with a view to developing it further as an additional character in The Bequest – a horror novel project.
A scene from chapter two of a horror project. Testing the water if you like. Some bad language but there can be no apologies. It’s Jack, and Jack swears.
The Bequest, a horror novel under construction but on hold while editing The Assent of Rose Marie Gray. Very much a work in progress this one but thoughts are welcome.