Henpecked husband Frederick Wilcox sets out on a cross-country trek towards a new home and a new life. But there's one thing he can't leave behind: his shrewish wife, Vera. When the couple pull off at an out of the way hotel offering respite for the travel weary, the solicitous staff provides Frederick with more than a good night's sleep.
The first work in The Wayside series.
Aileen Richardson is a governess. She takes a position at Castleside, an ornate Gothic mansion perched by the sea and impregnated with damp. Caught between the claims of her pupil--that the statues on the roof are really alive--and the counter-claims of her employer--that Quincy is a sick boy with an overactive imagination--Aileen soon suspects that there is more to the house than meets the eye.
One night Stand
Leo Glazer is a man haunted by his past, by the musical fame and fortune that came at the expense of his true talents. He drifts from town to town until he meets a young woman whose sensitive soul reminds him of his squandered potential. His journey to help her sends him onto a bizarre journey into an unfamiliar desert landscape and into the long suppressed recesses of his psyche.
The second published work in The Wayside series.
The genesis chronicles
Meet Carlisle, roving collector of curious tales.
Sometimes a humble chronicler of events, sometimes the instigator of those events, Carlisle and his team are never far from the dark and bizarre.
This short-story anthology contains a
select set of tales, curated by Carlisle himself.