Choill Dubh

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Horror  |  House: The Imaginarium

Choill Dubh is 'Black Forest' in Irish.

Table of Contents

Chapter 2

  Chapter 2. Kate was doodling when her phone rang, waiting for a moment of inspiration. She laid the pencil down and picked... Read Chapter

Chapter 3.

Chapter 3.   In all of Pedar’s Bridge there had only ever been one house that bordered on the fields surrounding Choill Du... Read Chapter

Chapter 4.

Chapter 4.   Kate knew she should feel excited; it was their dream after all. A house in the country, low out-goings, both b... Read Chapter

Chapter 5

Chapter 5. Vibrations! Something not thought of very often but that are there none the less. When something passes, no matter how slo... Read Chapter

Chapter 6

Chapter 6. It had been almost dark by the time they had arrived. The drive had been long, tiring, and Kate had not noticed much about... Read Chapter

Chapter 7.

Chapter 7. Not one note of birdsong in spite of the day being bright and sunny. Undisturbed fields but where are the rabbits, the fox... Read Chapter

Chapter 8

Chapter 8 They spent hours at work, sweeping, washing, dusting, but it was disheartening. Both Kate and Dan felt that they were uncov... Read Chapter

Chapter 9

Chapter 9. It was like the effect of a stone dropped in to a puddle only with the ripples travelling inwards instead of out. The tree... Read Chapter

Chapter 10

Chapter 10. It had been an uncomfortable drive home, neither Dan or Kate wanted to speak of the warning. As they drove past... Read Chapter

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Recent Comments

Mike S.

Sounds promising, Hull!

Mon, January 22nd, 2018 7:30pm


Thanks, Mike. Hopefully it will go a bit smoother than 'Flyder' at least as far as regular postings go.

Mon, January 22nd, 2018 11:53am

Sue Harris

A great first chapter... chilling, creepy and atmospheric. Hooked me in, Hully, Next please!

Mon, January 22nd, 2018 7:45pm


Thanks, Sue. I hope I can do the idea justice.

Mon, January 22nd, 2018 12:03pm

Dr. Acula

First off, I love the title. ( I realize it's a location, but I love the look of unique words and the sound of them ).
Secondly, I adore a good creepy tale, so...nothing better than becoming absorbed in the mystery of folklore.
And, lastly, well , its nicely written, far,, so good )))

Tue, January 23rd, 2018 1:06am


I've got a definite idea of where I want to go with this. Funnily enough, it is inspired by a clothing range from Spiral Direct, rather than a folk tale I've actually read. Hope I can do it at least some justice.
Thanks so much for reading, Doc!

Tue, January 23rd, 2018 4:50am


The beginning is amazing. I felt a satisfaction when I go to the forest with my father, when he was alive, so I will read this story. But I have a few questions. What the exact transliteration of Dubh? “Dubh” is like in “dubbing” without “h” (like in French or Chinese transliteration) or with “h”? (maybe, like not in French). Am I understood correctly that in this story the language is similar to Irish, at least, a bit?

Sun, August 5th, 2018 6:04pm


It is Irish for Black, so a direct translation would be Black Forest or Black Woods. I've come to a bit of a halt with this but I will get back to it and finish it eventually.
Thanks for reading, Roman.

Sun, August 5th, 2018 11:09am

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