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Her Pale Smile Published by Electric Spec

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Celebrations here at Spellmaking Towers as Her Pale Smile is published by Electric Spec.

This is another story that started life as a Twitter-length tale, then grew. The original piece was published in Trapeze back in 2010 as a runner-up in the magazine's Hallowe'en contest :

The worst of it was he’d had his heart-attack riding the ghost train. Now, however much he wailed and screamed, no-one took him seriously.

Her Pale Smile expands the story up to 2200 words or so, but it's the same basic idea, as you'll see from the opening :

If I’ve learned one thing in the two years I’ve been trapped in here, it’s this. Don’t ever die of a heart-attack riding a ghost train.

The story is a free read available here.


  1. Can't wait to read it on the train (am printing it out!!)! Congratulations!! And hooorah! your snow graphic is back and hopefully so will THE HAT - *wink, wink*!!

    Take care

  2. Old Kitty,

    Great! And fear not, THE HAT will be back ...

  3. Nice one, Simon. I saw Cradle of Filth at Ozzfest a few years back...

  4. Milo,

    I'm impressed! I'm a fan but I've never seen them I must admit.


    Thanks. High praise coming from you.

  5. Glad you liked it, Golden Eagle!

  6. That's a great story.
    I really enjoyed it.


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