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    Wild Boy – Rob Lloyd Jones

    “That night, the night the showman came, the moon was the colour of mud.  Above the houses the sky turned from black to dingy brown as a thick fog crept over the city. The monstrous mud-brown cloud rose from the river. It slithered over rooftops, curled around gas lamps and smothered their lights to ghostly orange globes.” In a Victorian London fairground you can see a boy, a boy so terrifying, so ghastly, so covered in hair that you will not be able to take your eyes off him. For Wild Boy is a freak and he is condemned to a life in a traveling freak show. Yet whilst everyone…

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    Constable & Toop by Gareth P Jones

    “Her mother coughed; a dry, throaty cough that sent a splatter of bloody phlegm into the palm of her hand, before she fell back and died, leaving Emily lone and orphaned.  At the time, Emily had childishly believed this final cough was her mother’s body ejecting all of its blood before dying. She realised how very wrong she was as the red liquid now gushed from her own throat. The human body contained much more than a handful of dry blood. The murdering hands that were taking Emily’s life were covered in it.” In the land of the dead, there’s something strange afoot. Ghosts are going missing from haunted houses.…