Unnatural Tales is a collection of supernatural horror stories.
DEAD BY NIGHT
He felt his heart falter, then fail.
The blood in his veins slowed. Movement became difficult then impossible. His consciousness began to fall away and with his failing vision, he watched the world fade and disappear as his last breath left his lungs, a pained wheeze that seeped from deep within his chest.
At that, Miles Goodhall died.
“Mummy? Is Daddy in Heaven?”
For want of a better answer, Helen nodded in agreement. “Yes.”
Satisfied, Megan return to her colouring, scribbling over the lines to turn a black and white picture of a cartoon duck entirely pink. Helen wiped at her eyes, wishing that Michael was there with her.
She would have been surprised to know that he was.
THE LUNAR TICK
The world is my clock.
I don’t have to turn the key to wind the spring to turn the cogs that turn the hands. It just happens. The Earth turns on a tilt, and the physics of the motion wind me up and wind me down, ebb and flow, ebb and flow.
But it isn’t the Earth’s fault.
The moon causes all my problems.
No. That isn’t true.
Being a werewolf causes some problems.
And drug addiction causes others.
Not a good combination of issues.
When there is no more room in Hell, the Devil will lease a spacious double-room with impressive views of the Georgian city of Bath.