From Elsewhere collects some of Tim Jeffreys’ most recent short fiction, taken from a variety of sources (the anthologies Shadow Masters, Fear’s Accomplice, Cosmic Horror, and... More > Miseria’s Chorale; and literary magazines such as The Horror Zine and Killing the Angel) aswell as much previously unpublished work. They range in tone from creepy horror, sci-fi tinged, to folk/fairy tales, and the just plain weird. All stories feature Jeffreys’ carefully crafted language, tight plotting, gift for character, vivid imagination, and evocation of atmosphere. Not all tales are dark - there's humour and pathos to be found in these stories too. The reader can expect these tales to linger in the mind once they have closed the book.< Less
Alfie is given a shot at fame and fortune, but finds that luck comes at a cost. Martha dreams about bringing her dead son back to life. Jez and Stig watch the sex robots being shepherded into the... More > rich man's hotel, and talk about stealing one. Christopher finds a key that opens every lock, and cannot help himself. Will wakes up after a drunken night out and finds himself a stranger in a strange land.
Twenty seven stories, twenty seven scenarios that will almost certainly come to an unexpected end. Within these pages are haunting tales of ghosts, accidental deaths that are anything but, cursed objects, magic, mayhem and apocalyptic events. Once read, they will be difficult to forget.< Less
Thirty-one strange and wonderful thought-provoking horror tales, mixing short stories with flash fictions.
Enter a world where things are not as innocent as they might at first appear. A world of... More > startling discoveries, supernatural beings, strange encounters and apocalyptic events. A world where mirrors, drugs, and mystery objects open gateways to other dimensions. A world of haunted gifts and sinister babies, kidnapped sex-dolls and chilling discoveries.
A camping holiday turns sour with the discovery of a human skull and the tinkle of female laughter; a dead lover leaves a footprint in the snow; a car crash victim escapes the wreckage and realises her problems have only just begun; a lucky penny brings fortune…at a price.< Less