Michael Reuel is a folklorist and storyteller who has made it his mission to champion overlooked stories and support their belonging within the public consciousness. Though usually attracted to obscure tales, he was inspired to write about Robin Hood when he came across a now extant Wikipedia entry which began ‘Robin Hood was a medieval outlaw who did not exist’.
This dismissive statement, along with the prominence of popular ‘false myths’, convinced him that he needed to write on the value of England’s cultural and storytelling heritage. His subsequent research resulted in a startlingly different conclusion, which the UK’s most prominent BlogSpot on Robin Hood writings has described as “Surely the platform for all future serious research regarding Robin Hood”.
With a publishing background and journalism experience, Reuel published his first work of fiction in 2012 and continues to develop his own writings alongside ghost-writing projects.
Ghosthunting has become something of a joke over recent years, thanks to the clowning about of certain TV entertainment programmes. However, there are still those who look to consider serious and robust avenues of investigation, and this original piece of fiction captures that spirit of authenticity.