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It easier than you’d think to have a nap on High Street in Glastonbury. Young, dreadlocked people do it quite a lot. Older dreadlocked or pony tailed people do it as well. I wanted a bed. The best place to find a place to stay in Glastonbury is the Tribunal on High Street. Actually the accommodation - Click to read more

M.R. James nearly always appears at the top of the lists for the best gothic horror story authors, and for good reasons. His Ghost Stories of an Antiquarian (1904) is perhaps one of the best collections of spine tingling short stories ever written.  + + + Everyone who has travelled over Eastern England knows the - Click to read more

Purple Roses by Cate Davies. Click here to order a print of this image from the Wytchery It’s about eight or nine years ago, middle of a hot summer and I’m in the gutter, literally. Well my feet are anyway. The rest of me is sitting on the curb, outside a tavern in Baltimore, Maryland. I’ve - Click to read more

"Halfway down a by-street of one of our New England towns stands a rusty wooden house, with seven acutely peaked gables, facing towards various points of the compass, and a huge, clustered chimney in the midst. The street is Pyncheon Street; the house is the old Pyncheon House; and an elm-tree, of wide circumference, rooted - Click to read more

The Crowninshield Bentley House c.1727-30. Click here to view larger and more images from Salem, Massachusetts. Part of the Peabody Essex Museum and available for tours, June through October126 Essex Street at Washington Square “I lied when I said she had gone away. I killed her. I had to. It was sudden, but we were alone and I was - Click to read more

Southern Entrance Stones to the Great Circle at Avebury It’s January, and I should be in Britain. I holed up in Avebury village the past two Januarys, a stone’s throw from the largest stone circle in England. It became my church, where I go to rekindle my soul. But the road sometimes takes weird twists - Click to read more

Snowfield by Cate Davies. Click to order a print of this image Now I remember those old women's words, Who in my wealth would tell me winter's tales, And speak of spirits and ghosts that glide by night Christopher Marlowe, The Jew of Malta (1589) “It always is Christmas Eve, in a ghost story.” Jerome K. Jerome - Click to read more

The southern entrance stones to the Great Circle at Avebury. Click here to view more images from the Avebury Word Heritage Site or to order art prints from The Wytchery It’s 1972 and I’m eleven years old, hanging out in the Carmi Public Library, which is about the only place I’m allowed to hang out. I - Click to read more

Southern entrance to the Avebury stone circle and henge. Click here to view images from Avebury “The woman who first gives life, light, and form to our shadowy conceptions of beauty, fills a void in our spiritual nature that has remained unknown to us till she appeared. Sympathies that lie too deep for words, too deep almost - Click to read more

The Cove in Avebury World Heritage Site. Click here to view more images from Avebury or to order a print from the Wytchery It’s about 11 p.m., January 12, 2016. I’m sitting on the ring stone near the southern entrance of the great circle of Avebury henge. It’s fucking cold. I’m fucking drunk. Still. How - Click to read more