The Folveshch

The Folveshch

185K Reads 14.3K Votes 22 Part Story
Finn H. Arlett By FinnyH Completed

[Formerly Featured/#2 Horror]

There is something eerie about this place -- this village of silent, maddened people.

In 1922 my Papa told me of a faceless entity that lurks amongst us in our isolated slice of Russia. The locals have kept this horror alive for a century, though the only ones who claim to have seen the Folveshch have succumbed to a life of sightless silence. 

My name is Stefan Alyovich and the people around me are changing. They slip into worsening delirium and hysteria every winter, and I ask myself: how much longer before I'm the only sane one left?

... The only one left alone with the Folveshch.


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REVISED: 24/11/2016
21,000 word novella
Rank #2 in Horror
Rank #4 in Mystery
• Horror winner of Greatbelt U.F Award 2015
• CBY October 2014 Book of the Month
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kingofnothing990099 kingofnothing990099 Nov 20, 2016
Wow just the first paragraph has me wanting to read it all night
Love the suspense! I was hoping not to get to into a book tonight as there's annice storm hitting Maine tonight but....salting and sanding can wait. You have me hooked.
KevinGebhard KevinGebhard Dec 10, 2016
Terrific grabber of an opening line. Your depiction of Russian winter gives new meaning to chill. Excellent hook, finding the Malenhovs in that state.
sofia_food sofia_food Nov 10, 2016
It could be seasonal depression as well, not necessarily loss.
wordswithoutfame wordswithoutfame Nov 23, 2016
I really like the way of how you write. The first sentence made me want to read more, wich I will certainly do!
QianaDietz QianaDietz Nov 16, 2016
I LOVE your writing style! You've set the tone perfectly, I can't wait to read more.