“The bare sleeve of grass outside the garden is empty, and the forest is black and deep and bottomless. Beyond the fence the thin trail slides almost imperceptibly away from the garden to the trees that reach up like blackened limbs, and my eyes are drawn along it. For a moment the forest seems to be dragging me towards it, and I am overcome by a dizzying sensation of vertigo. Then I hear the same distant clacking noise as I heard the previous night, and something in the enfilade of trees seems to move…”
My horror short story The Slender Man is now available as an ebook from various online retailers:
Here’s some praise from readers:
“The Slender Man is one of the creepiest novellas I have ever read. Simon is massively informed about fiction, and is one of the few writers I’ve read who really *gets* horror” – Tony Healey
“This is the kind of story that makes you afraid to peer out the window into the darkness and makes you glance over your shoulder as you walk from your car to the front door. The tension builds from the first scene to a finale that will stick with you long after you’ve read the last lines” – Keri Knutson
“That book scared the shit out of me” – some guy who e-mailed me after reading it
Buy now if you want some creepy reading.