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Marie O’Regan’s fiction has appeared in many genre magazines and anthologies, including The Mammoth Book of Halloween Stories, Best British Horror 2014 and Great British Horror: Dark Satanic Mills (2017), and her two collections: Mirror Mere and In Times of Want. She has been shortlisted for the British Fantasy Society Award for Best Short Story and Best Anthology. She is co-editor of: Hellbound Hearts, Mammoth Book of Body Horror and A Carnivàle of Horror – Dark Tales from the Fairground, and editor of The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories by Women, Phantoms, and the forthcoming Exit Wounds, and is Co-Chair of the UK Chapter of the Horror Writers Association.
Feb 2, 2019 · 7,138 words (26 minutes)
Children walk hand in hand with danger. That's the first thing you have to understand... Brian loves to hear the storyteller at the library. It's a new guy today, one that makes the story come alive in a way only Brian seems to be able to notice. But will he listen?