The Noctrium Library

Ghost Stories & Poems

The musty smell of yellowed pages fills your nostrils as you enter the library and survey the shelves. Cobwebs fill the spaces between worn covers. Each faded spine beckons with the promise of a sleepless night, and for a moment you wonder if you are not imagining the whispered calls that seem to linger in the air.

Toes

A boy is stuck in bed with a fever. But as he lies in the dim bedroom, he begins to wonder whether or not he really is the bed’s only occupant.

Break My Chains

A man purchases a mostly vacant plot of land and demolishes its only structure so he can build a house. But he doesn’t know anything about the land’s history. His actions may have unleashed something old. Something evil.

An Open Door to Belief or Doubt

A boy hears ghostly noises at night. But when he tells his parents, they offer warnings instead of comfort. Raised in a household of dread, the boy’s only consolation comes in the form of the family cat.

Anniversary

An aging couple’s wedding anniversary is interrupted by a nasty surprise. Instead of celebrating the past thirty years, they find themselves tormented by an unseen intruder who seems bent on destroying their marriage and their lives.

Off the Path

A woman checks in with a reclusive friend who recently lost her husband. The widow lives in a charming house in the woods, but a bizarre set of rules holds sway over the property. When broken, these rules unleash the house’s dark secret.

Knock

A woman is woken in the night by the sound of something moving through her house, knocking on the doors, searching for the room with someone inside.

Battery

A couple tells a friend about their paranormal experiences, thinking they’ve solved their problems for good.

Windows to the Soul

A scientist devises a machine to study what happens to a person after death. His excitement gradually turns to dread as the experiment stretches beyond anything he ever imagined.