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Read more about this first collection in ‘The Story behind the Story‘.

Read more about the second collection in ‘The Story behind the Ghost Stories‘.

The third Ebook is here. Learn more about it in ‘The Dark Arm – The story behind the story

Brand New: The City of This is now available in the collected Ghost Stories of Alex Boast, which brings together all stories in one place, now available on Amazon here. It is now available in Paperback too.

Congratulations, you’ve found the new home of speculative and weird fiction on the net. is an effort to revive the dying art of the traditional British ghost story, which – just like ghosts themselves – is gone but not forgotten.

Whilst championed by veterans such as Susan Hill and newcomers such as the fantastic Benedict Ashforth alike, there are few sites on the web specifically for the genre, and existing sites are often neglected and heavily outdated.

This site will have 2 core goals: to serve as a platform for publishing genre fiction – specifically ghost stories – and to clearly define the differences between what we know now as conventional horror and the forgotten feeling of terror.

Soon you’ll be able to find:

If you’re still reading this, it’s because you already know the difference.

Learn more on the about page.