Gothic stories, books, poems, and more

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Book / Fantasy

June 13, 2019

Reads: 653

Comments: 6

Shelves: 2

The Booksie Classic House

On the outlying parts of a town at peace, savage forces of a grim curse lure deadly traps for the lost, through a vast forest of unknown where many have entered but no one has returned. The brightest hope of the local townspeople against this ominous evil is a young… Read More
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Poem / Poetry

May 25, 2019

Reads: 43

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

I met a friend I hadn't seen for 20 years and we talked of our shared admiration for Nick Cave, a fellow compatriot. A few days later I was watching crows and and segued into the Black Crow King track on the Bad Seeds "First Born is Dead" album. That… Read More

Tags: dark, horror, gothic, crows

Con artist Shelton “Shifty” Sharpe is in over his head. One of his “odd jobs” makes him the eyewitness to a death curse. It'll take all his ingenuity and a good amount of fast talk to stay alive when he’s taken captive by a black magician. Will he survive his… Read More

Tags: gothic

Reads: 121

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

No one dare get in the way of Anna loving Molly. Read More

Tags: creepy, gothic, rural, cat, farm

Poems, sweet and sour. Read More

Poem / Fantasy

April 01, 2019

Reads: 120

Comments: 3

The Booksie Classic House

The Darkness is not to be feared Read More

Tags: dark, night, gothic, fear

Book / Horror

March 25, 2019

Reads: 167

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

An ancient evil is revived on Sierpe Cay. Only a bocor, hougan or vodun priestess can stop it. Read More
Inspired by the video for Apocalyptica's 'Bittersweet'. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAdDkFx0_6o Read More

Reads: 5666

Comments: 70

Shelves: 18

The The Imaginarium House

Reads: 122

Comments: 8

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

A short story inspired by the music video 'Seemann' by Apocalyptica and Nina Hagen. The lyrics are in German, I think, but the video tells the story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-YzdvmD2aQ cover image: Joshua-hibbert-22841-unsplash Read More
A collection of three short horror stories. Read More

Book / Horror

February 22, 2019

Reads: 555

Comments: 13

Shelves: 3

The Booksie Classic House

The Lighthouse is a 6 chapter short story, told in the first person. And written in a Gothic horror style. 1861: A Historian journeying back from the Orkneys is shipwrecked on a small Isle in the North Atlantic off the Northern shores of Scotland. He comes upon a Lighthouse and… Read More

Reads: 119

Comments: 2

The Booksie Classic House

A missing girl causes a male friend to go to her house and see such a shocking sight. Read More

Tags: horror, scary, gothic, misc

Book / Horror

January 18, 2019

Reads: 498

Comments: 18

Shelves: 4

The Booksie Classic House

Ten years after being adopted by a gracious couple, Alice the younger sister of Evelyn still suffers from the rueful memories of a terrible incident. As they get closer to Alice's 17th birthday, her sister decides to run a memorable celebration by calling out their friends from the orphanage who… Read More
New York, 1969. Carolyn Bernard is a girl who loses her parents in a car accident the previous year. When she is taken to a hospital, she meets several girls who are disturbed. Read More
Erica Moore is a teenager in Tennessee. When she meets Tracey Lowe, a vampire, her life changes forever. Read More

Book / Fantasy

November 11, 2018

Reads: 7304

Comments: 116

Shelves: 7

The Booksie Classic House

We know that Roses are red; that Snow falls when it’s cold; that Blade is called upon a sharp edge of steel; that snake bites out of instincts not grudge; that Ashes are the offspring of fire and anything it makes pair with in a burning affair. But here, Roses… Read More

Reads: 1806

Comments: 14

Shelves: 2

The The Imaginarium House

This is the second instalment of the 'Jane Scare' short story trilogy. You can still read the first 'Jane Scare', by simply going to the link https://www.booksie.com/530951-jane-scare Read More
In Victorian London, hidden amidst the cloying fog of the city, two old friends share an evening together Read More
created life by madness , born by madness, and died in madness Read More

Tags: love, death, gothic

Poem / Romance

August 28, 2018

Reads: 435

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Book / Fantasy

August 25, 2018

Reads: 6556

Comments: 47

Shelves: 2

The The Imaginarium House

Just suppose Queen Victoria abdicated? Just suppose her only child, a daughter also named Victoria, came to the British throne. Would she settle into the task? Would she have to resign from the British Secret Service? That's right Queen Victoria the Second works for British Intelligence as a spy… Read More
A short Gothic story, encompassing the supernatural and unrequited love. Read More

Poem / Other

August 04, 2018

Reads: 256

Comments: 11

Shelves: 3

The Booksie Classic House

A poem written in collaboration with Booksie writer Jeff Bezaire. Check out his other posts at https://www.booksie.com/users/jeff-bezaire-151191 Read More

Reads: 7212

Comments: 8

Shelves: 3

The Booksie Classic House

Five Star Amazon (UK) Review by author, blogger and reviewer Philip Ide: "Beyond Falcon's Reach by Jay Northearn, is a mish-mash of high fantasy, gothic-horror, steampunk and electropunk, with a dash of semi-intelligent machine-learning AI's thrown-in to boot. Yet for all of this, the world Northearn has created is homogenous and… Read More

Poem / Horror

July 01, 2018

Reads: 146

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Gabriel and Grace have been best friends ever since childhood, and that is all they thought they wanted. But it's almost Halloween, the night of the costume party, where anything can happen & just might. They have seen several people fall in & out of love so many times. They… Read More
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