THE DARK NEST  VOLUME 2

 

THE HAUNTED SHEETS

A landlord has a very strange lodger, who has a fondness for real linen

SOULMATES

By the Albert Memorial, Cosetta meets her soul-mate. But he isn't, as it turns out

WONDER WOMAN

A man makes a birthday wish to see his heroine, but it all turns out rather badly

THE DOLMEN

A man decides to become part of a standing stone circle

Photo courtesy Alan Everatt
IRENE ADLER AT THE REICHENBACH FALLS

Professor Moriarty is not what he seems

THE PROMONTORY

A strange journey, where everything familiar disappears

RAPUNZEL

A new take on the story of the girl with impossible hair

THE SMELL OF BURNING

Two women have a friend-ship of unequal fascination and savage dependence. The tensions are resolved by fire

CHARISMA

Being a literary executor is a difficult task

THE SPACES IN THE SELF

An actress experiments with various acting styles, and is dismayed by audiences'     response

FIRST BURY YOUR MARTIAN

A young woman finds a strange body buried in a wood. After that, nothing in her life is ever the same again

MRS BLOOD'S POND

Family history is not, perhaps, as life-enhancing as we think

THE DIMITY SHOES

An ex-teacher resists being made to move from her rightful place

STRANGER ON A TRAIN

On a hot summer's day, a girl on a train

meets an unexpected passenger 

PARACHUTE SILK

Vera’s wedding dress has a mind of its own

THE LESSON

A machine understands more than its owner

PICA

An unusual diet has unforeseen consequences

THE DOOR

Cecile is changing into something strange, and feels she needs to  open the door, go out onto the moor and find her kin

THE SAUCEPAN

A story-teller finds a magic

cauldron

BACKWARDS

Augustina prefers to talk to the back rather than to the front

SOFA STORIES

Upholstery can be surprising

THE GEARS OF TIME

Somewhere a tap is dripping

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