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The deepest kind of darkness

They said that from a thousand graves would come a thousand ghosts. Ghost high and low, in the shade of the tree standing in the moonlight, under the staircase of mansions old and new, and below the cobblestone bridges that carried over their arches many a scared...
Haunting at the old railway house

Haunting at the old railway house

Cobwebs in the dark corners. Candle wax on the old wooden floor. Torn curtains that in happier times, witnessed half a dozen birthday cakes. And the dry east wind lamenting against the windows, loose in their dilapidated window frames and roughened by the frequent...
Darkness at the Wakefield prison

Darkness at the Wakefield prison

It took him by surprise. Utterly and completely, it took Byron Von Richter by surprise, most horrible and terrifying when the old man stormed into his bedroom that night. A couple of days earlier, Byron was on his way from London to York, when his brother, Lord...

Coffee cups

There are just certain things in life a man needs to hide. Especially in this part of the Eastern Free State. For instance, your neighbour’s cattle, that incidentally came strolling onto your farm as a result of a broken fence down by the poort. Or perhaps the...