Benjamin Parsons

Biography

I am a writer and artist from the Westcountry of England now living in London. I write and illustrate latter-day folk-tales full of love, hate, ambition, revenge and beauty, with supernatural interventions and terrible twists.

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Books

The Burning Bride
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Price: Free! Words: 20,350. Language: British English. Published: February 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
When Silas returns to visit his wife's grave, he finds she's still alive, pretending to be someone else. But has he re-found his old love… or discovered a new? A gentle romantic comedy about love, loss and hope.
The Green Lady
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Series: The Green Lady and Other Stories. Price: Free! Words: 12,720. Language: British English. Published: February 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Comedy, mystery and the battle of the sexes… all set in a haunted castle! Armed with only cunning and charm, who will see it through the night when the ghostly Green Lady walks?
The Assassin's Assassin
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Series: The Green Lady and Other Stories. Price: Free! Words: 8,780. Language: British English. Published: March 31, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Hired to kill a killer, a discreet murderer tracks down the beautiful but deadly Thamesis. But what is the secret of her fatal allure? And in the end, who will assassinate who?
The Widower's New Bridegroom: A Modern Folktale
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Series: The Green Lady and Other Stories. Price: Free! Words: 7,750. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Gothic
(4.00 from 1 review)
A melancholy young gay man marries a widower, and becomes intrigued by the idea of his dead predecessor: the man he would love to be, and even love to love...
The Glass Key: A Modern Folktale
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Series: The Green Lady and Other Stories. Price: Free! Words: 12,590. Language: British English. Published: October 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Gothic
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
For ten years Sam neither saw nor heard of his beautiful Araminta, who vanished before their wedding day - but now, suddenly she steps into his life again, with a fantastic adventure to tell: her journey to unlock the secret of the mysterious glass key.
The Canary: A Modern Folktale
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Price: Free! Words: 3,550. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Gothic
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Torn between loyalty to her sister and the man she loves, Damiah hopelessly pours out her heart to a golden canary - without realising that her little bird's song is full of the hope she lacks.
The Sleight of Heart: a modern folk tale
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Series: The Sleight of Heart and Other Stories. Price: Free! Words: 10,850. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A modern folk tale of love, deceit and murder... with a supernatural twist.
The Drowned Sailor
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Series: The Sleight of Heart and Other Stories. Price: Free! Words: 36,360. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
(4.00 from 1 review)
Cunning beauty Ravella means to have millionaire James Trevick, even if she must wreck her best friend's romance to get him. But her wiles stir up more trouble than even she expects...
The Witch of Cromer
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Series: The Green Lady and Other Stories. Price: Free! Words: 8,740. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
(4.00 from 1 review)
A twisted tale of what can happen when you turn to witchcraft to heal an aching heart.
The Monument: a ghost story
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Series: The Green Man and Other Stories. Price: Free! Words: 6,670. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
(5.00 from 1 review)
Frustrated musician Jamie finally gets some luck: a beautiful girl who understands him and an amazing record contract. But is the song that haunts his memory really his own creation, or did something whisper it to him long ago... the sinister something that haunts the windswept monument?
The Castaway: a modern folktale
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Series: The Sleight of Heart and Other Stories. Price: Free! Words: 7,550. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Gothic
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A foundling baby is washed ashore in a lonely Cornish cove, and as he grows up his fate is strangely linked to the sea. When he meets a young woman who is escaping her past, he longs to pledge his heart to her... without realising that his heart was lost beneath the jealous waves, long ago.
The Tryst: a modern folktale
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Series: The Green Man and Other Stories. Price: Free! Words: 5,290. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Gothic
(3.00 from 1 review)
When Kaveran meets Kayna and they fall in love, their romance seems to eerily echo that of their namesakes in a local legend. But little do they realise that their love is fated by a sinister secret.
The Happy-Unhappy Bridegroom: a ghost story
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Series: The Sleight of Heart and Other Stories. Price: Free! Words: 4,630. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
Brandon Stewart can't be happy without his beautiful new bride Lucille - but she can't be happy unless she's making him miserable. For a couple so enslaved by the cruel tyranny of their own love, is death itself strong enough to part them?

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