Ghostly Stories to Raise Money for Lincoln Community Larder

Ghostly Stories to Raise Money for Lincoln Community Larder

A collection of short stories by local authors are being published for charity, with all proceeds from sales benefiting Lincoln Community Larder.

The collection of eight ghost stories has been written by staff and friends from the University of Lincoln who wanted to do something positive ‘to raise the spirits’ of everybody in these difficult times.

Author Tim Marks said: “Lots of people have found different ways to help those most in need over the past year. We wanted to do something for our local community, and also be creative together as friends and colleagues. It’s been a time when people could easily feel a bit lonely so we’ve mucked in to give each other a lift, and in the process, we can hopefully raise lots of money for the brilliant Lincoln Community Larder.”

Ghosts, Ghouls, and Other Things to Run From: An Anthology of Terrifying Tales and Scary Stories is available to purchase in both eBook and paperback through the Amazon Kindle Store.

The group of professional services staff from the University were inspired by the most famous ghost story of them all ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens, the man who invented Christmas as we know it with his short story published in 1834.

The first tale in the book is a re-telling of A Christmas Carol with a nod to modern times, before the authors venture into yarns of reapers, goat men, and more with a homage to another great ghost stories writer MR James in an eerie family histories horror. The authors will be donating all profits from sales to the Lincoln Community Larder.

Alan Wilson, Lincoln Community Larder chairman, said: “We are delighted that University of Lincoln staff have decided to support the work of the Lincoln Community Larder by donating all the profits from the sales of this book of short ghost stories.

“We are particularly grateful to the authors for this initiative, which will benefit those in need of food and basic amenities at a time when there is an uplift in demand.”

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