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fear is the new quantum entanglementby
you like horror stories?
Who watches over what you read?
I ask this simply out of friendly concern and suggest you consider pausing
before you read too much further here because - like a dog drooling in
anticipation by your supper tray - an invisible dog mind - Reginara,
Queen of the Goblins may be lurking close by.
which I'm sure you will ignore - just as you ignored so many past admonitions
by other self-appointed guardians - I lay at the side of your onward path so
as not to impede your own thirsting quest to delve into such matters ...be
wary, beware, be. What? How can I say it plain out aloud? - without
appearing like a raving loony. When all the while inside I'm
raging - Bollocks! - to such polite implorations.
Don't read them!
Is that clear enough? Not this one or that one which you scrolled
away before, or any other. Unless you are content and willing to feed her!
That's it. Your choice. Now you know.
And how do I know? How
did I learn this thing? - you will only discover by reading my story. That's
the futility of my warning. Tread safely now.
|The first time we met
Had a quiet conversation. As normal people do. Almost. I remember my exact
"You get your kicks from watching other people's
suffering? How does that work?" I asked her. Ah the dashed boldness which
comes from knowing fuck all.
She? Reginara, bored, on her alphabet tour
of city suffering.
Me? Call me Stupid. The name fits.
Just my luck, to be out this night in Brighton at the tail end of her city
sequence:- systematically torturing the blessed letter B's.
If only I had set off a little earlier I might have made it to safety.
That's how I came to write this story. I shouldn't have tried to be
clever. And you reader? Can you still hear me? I too have been where you are
heading. It's too late for me to follow you now. Safety off.
|First published as a short story here on
my author site goblinsearch.com in
2004 - My Pact with the
Goblin Queen - a horror story for YA and adults based in modern day
Brighton - which is where I grew up - is being rewritten, edited and
converted so that you can read it more easily on any ebook reader of your
choice. I expect it to be ready in late October 2023. Just in time for