Short Story of the Month

A Haunted House

Dear Julia
I welcomed your recommendation of that estate agency in good faith. I hoped that after years I could finally find appropriate housing. They sold me a house that looked great at first glance. Quiet part of the town, historic but not that much so there aren’t many tourists and souvenir shops. Magnificent silence, perfect construction work, exactly what you described.

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Being of the Month

Vzehlehel and Hlehlehel

No, it's not a tongue twister, we're not set up for those here, of course. We are here for supernatural beings, and that's where this pair belongs. You can find them at Skála Castle near Přeštice in West Bohemia. Skála is sometimes called the Dark Castle, and not without reason, it's haunted by more than these two...

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Other Stuff

Sherlockiana: Police Officers

Even though Holmes became the patron of all literary detectives that came after him, he didn't consider himself as one. He thought of himself as a higher form of a sleuth.

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Quote of the Month

"The thing is," she said, choosing her words carefully, "owls don't really speak, not really. I mean, only in stories, perhaps."
"The thing is," he replied, "only the right sort of people can hear them."

— Karen Foxlee. Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy

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How to Properly Feed a Demon

How to Properly Feed a Demon

Twenty-five short short stories for short short breaks. Starring aliens and people, gods as well as demons.

 

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Didaktylos*
* Terry Pratchett. Hogfather

 

Welcome to my world. For the longest time I couldn’t think of right name for this place, so I left it without one. Amongst things you can find here are attempts of science fiction and fantasy stories, my collection of gods, bogeymen and monsters and also articles about things that had me interested, be it for a while or for years. (There is more of this, sadly not in English but in Czech, on www.fext.cz)

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