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Name Michael Whitehouse
Location Glasgow, United Kingdom
Member Since Aug 10, 2012
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My first memory of storytelling was my father reading to me from 'The Hobbit' when I was a child, showing me the pictures and describing Bilbo's adventures in his own wonderful words. As I grew up he would continue to tell me stories, some were based on local myths and legends, others on classic literature such as Poe, and a few were entirely of his own creation. 

More than anything I owe my love for telling stories to my father, and the sense of wonder about the world which he encouraged me to explore. My name is Michael and it means a great deal to me that you have taken some time to read one or two of the stories I have written, born out of that imagination forged all those years ago.

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How to Write a Great Horror Story

How to Write a Great Horror Story

Horror #642 / Non-Fiction #715
4 parts / 6 pages, updated Aug 20, 2014G
In this book you will find essential tips, tricks, and techniques which will help you to craft the most frightening of tales...
9,510 reads votes 149 comments 31
No Sleep Was Given

No Sleep Was Given

7 parts / 13 pages, updated Jul 02, 2014PG
From the writer of 'Bedtime', 'The Melancholy of Herbert Solomon', 'Tunnels', and 'On a Hill' comes a collection of terrifying tales to chill your bones. Relax by the f... read more
6,672 reads votes 156 comments 29


2 parts / 12 pages, updated Sep 30, 2013PGCompleted
Stranded on a lonely stretch of road, a delivery driver comes face to face with a creature he hits with his car. But it is no ordinary Roadkill. It is something strange and frigh... read more
1,504 reads votes 36 comments 13
The Play

The Play

1 page, updated Jun 20, 2013GCompleted
An experimental 1 page short story. This is not representative of how I usually write, but I have a lot of stories where I experiment that no one has ever read and thought some of you might find this one interesting.
1,099 reads votes 27 comments 9
The Passenger

The Passenger

4 pages, updated May 24, 2013PGCompleted
At the end of a hard day Ruby just wants to get home, but working her fingers to the bone to make ends meet is the least of her worries. As she takes her seat on the last bu... read more
2,161 reads votes 67 comments 16


9 pages, updated May 16, 2013PGCompleted
Frustrated by endless nights of scratching sounds and violent knocks running up the walls of his house, a man and his neighbour set out to catch whatever creature is the cause. Yet... read more
3,163 reads votes 86 comments 24
On a Hill

On a Hill

22 pages, updated Apr 17, 2013PGCompleted
'I've never been so scared by a story. This kept me up at night for days. True horror!' Prepare for the terror that awaits you, 'On a Hill'...
9,525 reads votes 173 comments 74
The Sealed Building

The Sealed Building

6 pages, updated Apr 11, 2013GCompleted
A school boy decides to face his fear of heights by climbing onto the roof of a nearby abandoned building. One which has been sealed from the outside world for years and contains a terrible secret...
2,167 reads votes 56 comments 13
I'm Being Followed and I Know Why

I'm Being Followed and I Know Why

4 parts / 5 pages, updated Mar 22, 2013PG
'We told you to never speak of this, don't expect a funeral.' -- Them Taken from a number of online posts made by anonymous user 'Robert Roe'. 'I'm Be... read more
2,918 reads votes 70 comments 13
Little Tweets of Horror

Little Tweets of Horror

25 parts / 1 page, updated Mar 03, 2013PG
A collection of frightening and unnerving horror stories, each only a few sentences long.
116,652 reads votes 2,144 comments 338

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I've just rewritten both opening parts and posted them here, and will be uploading a new part every 1-2 weeks from now on until it is finished...

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Great story Al. I really enjoyed it. The pacing of the chase was really well done.
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@SumbalBaloch Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed it :) ~ Mike
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