MIDNIGHT STREET ANTHOLOGIES

In the spirit of MIDNIGHT STREET MAGAZINE and ROADWORKS MAGAZINE...

NOW PUBLISHED!

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This is the third Midnight Street anthology to include innovative writing from some of the best writers around. The stories and poems here delve into the dark recesses of the mind, investigate the horrors there and promise unforgettable characters and shocking revelations. From supernatural manifestations to psychological trauma and dark fantasies, the contents of this book are not for the faint-hearted and reward the seeker of the horrific and unexplained, that crawl between the cracks of the reality we know and the depthless void beyond.


In the tradition of Midnight Street magazine and Roadworks before it, this anthology and its predecessors light the way into worlds of darkness, where ghosts haunt highways and everything you thought you knew is subverted and your perceptions are altered beyond recognition.


Let the Night Light guide you along the Midnight Street...

"These stories scare, confuse, confound. We walk along the street at midnight when all else is silent and dreaming. Dripping in moonlight after showers. That street holds the coolness of rain, the bitter cold of frost, the quiet of graves. That street awaits us all. When we pass from this heated, maddening world we pass along the midnight street and sink beneath its stones into whatever lies beyond, or into nothing at all."


The full line-up:

Stephen Laws

Ralph Robert Moore

Tony Richards

Rhys Hughes

Simon Clark

Andrew Hook

Susan York

Maria V A Johnson

Robert D Richards

Alexander Zelenyj

Gary Couzens

Ian Steadman

Michael Washburn

Terry Grimwood

Allen Ashley

Yvonne Chamberlain

David Turnbull

Andrew Darlington

Stephen Faulkner

Mat Joiner

Other anthologies in the series - see below

FANTASTIC REVIEW OF NIGHT LIGHT BY ANDREW DARLINGTON HERE​

"The Midnight Street Press, energetically curated by Trevor Denyer through various but always valuable incarnations, is the premier Indie publisher taking darkness through new spectrums of colour."

GHOST HIGHWAYS

Midnight Street Anthology 2


Launched at FANTASYCON-BY-THE-SEA -

23 September 2016

GHOST HIGHWAYS is the second of the Midnight Street Anthologies. The first was JOURNEYS INTO DARKNESS, still available from Amazon and other sources.

GHOST HIGHWAYS contains 12 previously unpublished stories and a further 3 reprinted stories, (one of which is a completely revised version), from some of the most exciting and proven masters of the genre, including Ramsey Campbell, Simon Clark, Ralph Robert Moore, Ray Cluley, Thana Niveau and many more. Paul Finch has written an introduction that sets the scene perfectly for what is to come.

The themes relate to ghost highways in the fullest, often oblique, sense. In his introduction, Paul Finch reflects that: "Roads aren’t just roads. They’re metaphors for journeys – journeys through life, journeys towards death, journeys we personally have made, journeys we’d like to make or dread making, journeys that others have made".

But there is another aspect to these stories: that of the haunting residue; ghosts in all their various interpretations. The characters are haunted in some way, often in subtle ways. The nightmares that haunt them are often baleful, leaving the protagonists trapped within the fates they have invoked.

Each story has an illustrated introductory page that suggests the mood of what is to come, tempting the reader into whatever nightmarish world the author has created.

GHOST HIGHWAYS is the most ambitious project that Midnight Street Press has launched so far. The Editor, Trevor Denyer, previously edited two critically acclaimed magazines: 'Roadworks' and 'Midnight Street', and the essence of those magazines is distilled in these Midnight Street Anthologies. There is subtlety, augmented by an impending or ongoing horror, and a focus on character that creates unease and ultimately, a full blown, terrifying denouement, often not immediately obvious, but always unsettling.

GHOST HIGHWAYS is a unique journey along highways that will transport the reader to places - outside the comfort of home, of the cosy armchair - where demons in their many forms, hold sway.

CONTENTS:

INTRODUCTION Paul Finch *

55 MILES FROM TUCSON Ralph Robert Moore *

THE SNEERING Ramsey Campbell

SOMEWHAT OFF THE WAY Neil Williamson *

THE GRIEF ENGINE Terry Grimwood *

NEW ROADS FROM BURNT RUBBER Ray Cluley *

THE BUS THAT ATE ITS PASSENGER David Turnbull *

JOINING IN Thana Niveau *

WHERE THE STREAM RUNS DARKEST Simon Clark *

WHITE MATTER Andrew Hook *

LAST RIDE OF THE NIGHT David Surface *

SURAIYA'S CHOICE Gary Couzens *

EXIT TO DOVE'S TAIL Ken Goldman

GLORIOUS DILAPIDATION (Revised version) Len Maynard & Mick Sims *

HIGHWAY OF LOST WOMEN Alexander Zelenyj *

HOODELAY Ralph Robert Moore *

* Previously Unpublished.

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