The Mallory house was built in the late 1800s, a beautiful great house surrounded by a pleasant estate, and mysteriously abandoned soon after. The local town rarely thinks about it these days, aside from the usual ghost stories… and persistent rumours of people disappearing on Hallowe’en night. These days it’s home only to spiders and mice… right?
A Hallowe’en adventure
Five people–a woman avoiding her abusive boyfriend, a psychic looking for trapped ghosts, a Victoriana blogger researching her next post, a musician yielding to a dare by his co-workers, and an indie sceptic vlogger intending to debunk the stories–find their way into the house on Hallowe’en, and find it much less empty than they expected. A lot can happen before sunrise.
*** Trigger warnings: passing references to an abusive relationship, extremely brief references to difficult past circumstances in the lives of a few characters, one creepy hospital scene. I think that’s all? I mean, it’s a ‘haunted’ house on Hallowe’en, but these are not malicious monsters. No sex, no violence, a little profanity mostly from one character. Otherwise, you can expect transformation, fun with gender, monsters, a (non-kinky) octopus, and all my usual weirdness. If you’ve read the stories in my Bondage collection, you’ll be fine. ***
The author does not condone going into abandoned houses at any time, let alone Hallowe’en night, or ingesting anything handed to one by even the friendliest mad scientist, or otherwise doing most of the things that people do in the course of this story, no matter how fun it might look. If the author could get into that library, however, this advice would almost certainly be disregarded.
Please note that the transgender content in this one is relatively light, but it is there!
Find it on Scribble Hub! I may eventually release it as a novel on Smashwords.
Everything I write is available for free, even though I have devoted immense amounts of time over the years to my skills and to each individual work. I know myself, and if I start writing for pay, it will stop being fun. What I do ask, however, is that you please let me know. Drop a comment or a private message on Scribble Hub, email me (I hate spam too and would never share addresses!), or look me up on Discord or Bluesky. There’s contact info on the About the Author page. Interaction with readers isn’t what keeps me writing, but it does keep me completing, polishing, and releasing stories, so I’m very grateful for every bit!
Original ebook release: Hallowe’en 2022