THE DARK NEST

 

This website is intended to open up my collection of short stories to as many readers as possible. I have written quite a lot on British film history  But these short stories mark a new departure for me.

 

The whole collection is called The Dark Nest , and they are all about  hidden or subterranean impulses and phenomena. Many of the stories have elements of transformation in them: a dog who can talk, a woman whose skin becomes transparent,  a woman who becomes a man. And many deal with surprise: finding a dead Martian in a wood, giving birth to a ventriloquist's dummy, buying a doll that comes alive.

 

They could be categorised as Feminine Gothic. I hope they will stimulate the reader, but they may shock as well. Perhaps you might see a world you did not expect. 

The stories are all posted up here, with small illustrations.  I will be downloading  short films made from a few of the stories onto the website, and also audio versions of some of  the stories. 

I have FOUR BRAND NEW STORIES just added
read them HERE
Sue Harper, May 15th 2020
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