Esther's House

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Esther's House - A true story of the paranormal.

Childrens fears, scary relatives, and ghostly family histories...

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Words: 4,670
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301337392
About Michael Carter

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I'm a writer of mainly horror, science-fiction and fantasy stories, and live with my wife and cats in County Durham, England. When I'm not being a full-time registered carer, I enjoy writing, reading, watching films and TV, drinking good beer with good friends, and collecting rejection letters.

My horror/fantasy story "Lach Nach N'Gai, With Salad" is to appear in the anthology, "OUR WORLD OF HORROR", soon to be published by Eldritch Press. Other stories [and occasional poem] have been published in small press magazines and e-zines including, "The Colored Lens", "Cthulhu Cultus", "Dark Legacy", "Dread", "Pop Fiction", "The Domain", "The Ancient Track", "Blue Silver Dementia"; "Frightnet", "Nightscapes", "Dark Portal", "Magnetic Fiction" "alt.ghoststories.", "Writers Dungeon", and "Raise The Dead".

My many influences include H.P.Lovecraft, Stephen King, Clark Ashton Smith, Thomas Ligotti, Angela Carter, Sue Townsend and many more.

Of the stories here, UNCONTAINABLE is the most recently written while HUNTING COMP, OBLIVIOUS and CONS go back to the mid 1990's.

Thanks to all who have downloaded, read or reviewed my stories. Like most writers [some don't give a hoot], any feedback is very important to me, and I appreciate every review.

Comments, queries, or correspondence can be sent off to mickcarter1978@gmail.com or on Twitter @mickcarter78

Enjoy.

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Reviews

Review by: Walter Lazo on May 16, 2013 :
For my taste, this is one of Michael Carter's best stories, in that it's very subtle and builds up slowly, and then keeps piling on the tension, bringing it to a boiling point, finally catering off in a very thoughtful manner.
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Review by: David Blake on Sep. 26, 2012 :
I've no idea if this story really is true or not, but at least it's believable. Much of its credibility lies in the good writing - it's not particularly flamboyant, but it succeeds brilliantly in its depiction of the important characters and the atmosphere in the house itself. A very good read.

Incidentally, a quick analysis suggests that this writer and Jonathan Antony Strickland have some deal going whereby they give each other's works excellent reviews.
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Review by: Jonathan Antony Strickland on Sep. 08, 2012 :
The story Esthers house is another exellent story where the author recounts a part of his early life throughout the eighties. As the reader your asked by the author to draw your own conclusion as to what happens throughout, wether it be from supernatural goings-on or a combination of enviromental events intermixed with a claustrophobic space that prays upon the troubled minds of two elderly sisters.
As for myself (The ultimate skeptic-and someone who would probably need to be grabbed by the short and curlies by a ghost to believe in them), I firmly believe the latter. Hot old houses cluttered with a variety of strange and unusual ornaments can put even the strongest will on edge, let alone the minds of the old and frail.

So for myself, I enjoyed most the actual account of the times and the descriptions the author gives of the old bungalow. With it’s slighty eccentric occupants and there strange lives, torubled histories and odd tales told over a period of time, all coming together throughout the years as a growing boy and his family try to make sense of it all.
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