Spooky Stories and Twisted Tales by Roger HurnIf you like a ghost story with a twist and a dash of dark humour, then this is the book for you. It contains 13 tales written by best selling children’s author Roger Hurn. But these spooky stories aren’t just for kids - they’re for everyone who enjoys having their spine tingled and their imagination stirred! You’ll meet characters like the man who couldn’t lose - until the played cards one dark and stormy night for his life; the hitchhiker who thumbed a ride in a haunted car; and the girl who wished never to grow old, but who then discovered you should be very careful what you wish for!
So, close the curtains, settle down in your favourite chair and read this haunting little book – if you dare!
Roger Hurn has had over 70 books for children published. He is well known for his author visits to schools and has enormous experience as an educator having taught at all levels from Nursery to Higher Education. His experience led to him being a consultant advisor to the UK Home Office and the Children’s Directorate. In his spare time Roger plays seven-a-side football and, to the horror of music lovers everywhere, guitar in a rock band.
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Spooky Stories and Twisted Tales
These new stories range from realms of complete fantasy to modern day settings. Some are ghost stories, others are just scary, and most have a twist in the tail. In each one there is a character who, in one way or another, is lost, hence Tales of the Lost. Story-telling has a long tradition and is as old as humankind, fulfilling many different functions. Stories can serve to express anger, grief, hope, wish fulfilment or any emotion you care to name. So long as the internal logic of a story is consistent, then even the most fantastic situations can be made believable. From fairy tales to science fiction, stories have been written that allow us to enjoy feeling scared in a safe environment.
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Different mediums, yet they all serve the same purpose of telling a story to the consumer in the most emotionally effective way possible. Sometimes though, the best scary stories are the ones you just tell your friends and family on any other night. No loopholes or anything; just a simple act of verbal storytelling to unnerve the listener s. Oftentimes, the stories themselves were only mildly creepy, but thanks to the illustrations from Stephen Gammell, readers were rewarded with overwhelmingly disturbing imagery to go along with the stories and enhance their scare factor. Some of these stories have come to live on as part of the series legacy, acting as the icon and indicator for the books in the years to come.
A teenage girl was home all alone watching TV on a cold winter night. The television was right beside a sliding glass door, and the curtains were open. She screamed, then grabbed the phone next to the couch and pulled a blanket over her head so the man couldn't see her while she called the police. She was so terrified that she remained shaking under the blanket until the police arrived in a blaze of flashing lights and howling sirens. It had snowed a lot during the day, so the police naturally decided to look for footprints. But there were no footprints at all on the snowy ground outside the sliding door. One of the officers glanced at his partner, raised his eyebrows and grinned sarcastically.