Dark Matter

Dark Matter by Michelle Paver Book Cover

I have discovered the single best setting for a ghost story: winter above the Arctic Circle. Vast, empty, cold, and dark. Michelle Paver’s Dark Matter spends most of its time describing this setting. But don’t worry about getting bored. One moment you’re humming along with beautiful images of water, ice, light, mountains, and sky; then […]

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Windows to the Soul on the Simply Scary Podcast

Windows to the Soul on the Simply Scary Podcast

The Simply Scary Podcast has featured another one of my ghost stories! This time, storyteller Otis Jiry performs Windows to the Soul. If you’re tired of waiting for new stories from The Noctrium, check out the Simply Scary podcast. They release new audio performances every week!

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Off the Path

“Whatever you do,” I call from the door, “don’t leave the path.” Melanie looks at the carpet of blazing leaves to either side of her, then offers me a bemused smile. “No. Wouldn’t want to trample your verdant lawn.” “It’s not that,” I say as I receive her from the stone path into my home, […]

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Pages of Dust, Volume III

Pages of Dust, Volume 3 Book Cover

Do You Dare to Look into the Face of Terror? If so, read on. These stories will draw you into the horrifying unknown, where the dead scratch their way into the world of the living. A string of mysterious emails spells doom for whoever receives them. A security guard faces off against an unfathomable terror. […]

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Pages of Dust, Volume II

Pages of Dust, Volume 2 Book Cover

A Ghostly Breath, A Hollow Voice, An Icy Touch The darkest specters of human imagination crawl once more from their shadowed corners. A patient flees the jaws of a hungry monster. A man faces the ghosts of his deranged parents. A father searches a haunted wilderness for his missing son. Turn these pages with care. […]

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Pages of Dust, Volume I

Pages of Dust, Volume 1 Book Cover

Sinister Ghosts, Vengeful Dolls, Hungry Vampires A farmer pays the ultimate price for a good harvest. A boy disturbs a forbidden room filled with hate. A husband learns the secret of his wife’s illness through a fatal encounter. These and other dark horrors lurk within the pages of this chilling collection. So turn down the […]

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Knock

Knock. It was a strange time for someone to be knocking on the door. A strange time for someone to even be awake. But I’d been having a strange dream, so I guess the strangeness of real life seemed normal by comparison. In the dream, I’d been standing in a dark hallway. There was someone […]

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The Only Thing We Have to Fear

My dad always said the way to beat your fear was to face it. So much of fear, after all, is not knowing. If you know, you won’t be afraid. That’s why, for a week when I was a child, I slept with one arm dangling off the bed, within easy reach of whatever might […]

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