The Gambler and the Castle

      Greg Blyth
The Gambler and the Castle

In this haunting short story, Ian Hawes moves into his wife's Regency estate out in the countryside to finish his opus for the Sussex Symphony Orchestra. Despite being in the perfect setting to focus on his work, Ian finds it difficult to write. He suspects there might be more to the house than he first realised and he begins to uncover a dark secret about the house... and his wife.A young woman is possessed by the demon Shkazzrt, and faces a difficult choice: go through with the perilous exorcism or not? Zombie researchers are standing by while she consults an expert on exorcism - a vampire.THE 'ZOMBIES VS VAMPIRES VS DEMONS' WORLD:In a post-apocalyptic world, humans are a just valuable resource: zombies want their brains, vampires want their blood, and demons want their souls. Pure humans are difficult to come by, and the factions scrape what they need from each other, either through brute force or fragile alliances.SUPERNATURAL FANTASY STORY [1500 words]

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