Discover more from Newton’s Tales of the Macabre
12 Minutes by Newton Webb
A Dark Horror Short Story: A text message arrives, triggering a terrifying countdown.
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Welcome to the second collected works of Newton Webb. Tales of the Macabre is intended for mature audiences.
This book includes the following tales of creeping horror:
526 – The Iron Door: A grieving soldier desperate to free his wife's soul from eternal damnation instead finds himself facing an earthquake in ancient Syria.
1195 – The Green Man: Two brothers run afoul of a dark force deep in Sherwood Forest, the idyllic surroundings harbouring an ancient terror.
1818 – The Ballad of Barnacle Bill: A grieving father journeys down a treacherous path in hopes of fixing his past mistakes, only to find his actions have unforeseen consequences.
1832 – The Horror at Hargrave Hall: Deep in the Yorkshire countryside, the ancestral hall of the Hargrave family hides a dark secret.
1991 – Trev Rides Forth: An act of senseless violence awakens a sinister force in this heavy metal fever dream.
1993 – The Power Within: A grieving boy finds that he isn’t as alone as he thought.
2015 – The Enigmatic Skeleton: When a professor tries to unravel the mysteries of a macabre human skeleton collection, he discovers that curiosity comes with its own perils.
2018 – The Morrígan: Haunted by vivid dreams and witnessing strange events in the depths of the Irish countryside, an artist ignorantly stumbles towards a grim fate.
2021 – The Coconut Killer: After coming out at school, a bullied gay teen attracts the wrong kind of attention.
2023 – 12 Minutes: A text message arrives, triggering a terrifying countdown.
2028 – Welcome to Paradise: When a troubled man arrives in the afterlife, he is assigned an idyllic mansion, but something isn’t right and his memories are starting to return.
Spanning centuries and continents, Tales of the Macabre offers sinister stories to chill the blood and trouble the soul.
From ancient Syria to the modern streets of London, eleven twisted tales explore the dark corners of horror and human nature through supernatural forces, disturbing rituals, and the endless capacity for evil.
These stories and more plunge the reader into realms of creeping horror, psychological fear and the uncanny to reveal the most terrifying monster of all: the darkness within the human heart.