The Empty Flat

In the first of an irregular series of short gothic stories set in East Anglia, an unemployed loner is offered a council flat with a sinister history on the outskirts of a remote village. He cautiously befriends an elderly neighbour who reminds him of his father, but this new-found sense of security proves to be short-lived as the surrounding darkness encroaches…

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  • Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
  • Words: 7,090
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9781370345052
About Stephen Carver

Stephen Carver is a historian, editor, occasional novelist and recovering academic. For sixteen years, he taught literature and creative writing at the University of East Anglia (where he also took his doctorate), spending three years in Japan as Professor of English at the University of Fukui. He is presently Head of Online Courses at the Unthank School of Writing. Steve is the biographer of the Victorian novelist William Harrison Ainsworth, and the author of Shark Alley: The Memoirs of a Penny-a-Liner, a historical novel about the wreck of the troopship Birkenhead. His short stories have appeared in Not-Not, Cascando, Birdsuit, and Veto, and he also blogs on literature and creative writing. He is currently working on a novel about Spiritualism, and a history of the 19th Century Underworld for Pen and Sword Books.

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