| A Ghostly
in 2004, takes its name from the title of the H. R. Wakefield ghost
story collection. It is a literary society devoted to the ghost story
in all its forms, with a bias towards the fiction of such writers as M.
R. James, Edith Nesbit, Algernon Blackwood, Walter de la Mare, Rudyard
Kipling, Charles Dickens, etc. as well as contemporary authors.
We publish a regular newsletter, comprising correspondence,
reviews, news of events, etc. and hold meetings,
Black Pilgrimages at least twice every year. Venues are decided because
of links to a writer, or writers, the fact that they have been used as
the scenario for stories, or just because we want to go there! There
is also a newsgroup you can join by email for regular updates,
information and other tidbits and you can find us on Facebook.
A Ghostly Company publishes an annual fiction journal, The Silent
Companion, to which members are entitled to submit their new stories
for publication, if they are of an acceptable standard.
Members (who are known as Companions) can participate by attending
events, or writing fiction or articles for the Company. An
group alerts members to information of interest at short notice.
Companions on the 2009 Black Pilgrimage, outside
Newcastle's Literary & Philosphical Society within is the
Room'. ©Antonio Monteiro
was something very wrong with this house. I had passed the stage of
pretending otherwise, and my inclination was to take my family away
from it the next day... I suddenly found myself at the end of the
garden, attempting desperately to hide myself behind a rowan tree,
while my eyes were held relentlessly to face the door. And then it
began slowly to open, and something which was horribly unlike anything
I had seen before began passing through it, and I knew It knew I was
there, and then my head seemed burst and flamed asunder, splintered and
destroyed, and I awoke trembling to feel that something in the darkness
was poised an inch or two above me, and then drip, drip, drip,
something began falling on my face.'
'The Red Lodge,' in A Ghostly Company by H. R. Wakefield
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