Throughout my life I have come across people who claim to have experienced inexplicable things as they have gone about their everyday routines—raising children, working, making a home, taking a holiday. Perhaps they have seen something at the periphery of their vision, which when they turn to look properly isn’t there at all, or seen a movement where no movement should be—in a shadow, a sudden swirl of dust, something in the corner of a room.
Most of the short stories in this book were written in response to accounts of ‘minor hauntings’ that have come my way. They don’t need dark and stormy nights. They don’t need creaking country houses surrounded by ominous trees. They are the stories of ordinary people, people like you and me, with ordinary names, in ordinary places. They are the stories of Everyman and Everywoman, who are made a little less ordinary because they have experienced something inexplicable. (from the author’s introduction)
James Goddard lives in Yorkshire, England. He is a small press publisher and freelance book editor.