claire l.smith

author & artist

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latest release.

HELENA - a gothic horror novella


On the outskirts of London, 1855, mortician and funeral director Helena Morrigan struggles with her limited finances and the heavy burdens of her past. Desperate to secure herself, she takes up residence in an aged house closer to the graveyard, closer to the lost souls that sense her torment and are determined to take her place in the mortal world.....

coming soon.


- a horror novella


Zoe and Elle are two adventurous little girls. Best friends since birth, they have made the vast woods their kingdom, escaping to the horizon of their deep imaginations as a distraction from their stressful home lives. They'd play from dusk till dawn, yet keeping their promise to never venture near the crumbling remains of the house that sits amongst the ancient trees of Mortimor Hill, the latter named after the family once ruled the area.


Yet, a strange beckoning pulls them past the front gates where inside lays various temptations, mysteries surrounding a young girl who would never grow old despite her long-stolen innocence. As Elle and Zoe venture further into a century of horrors will be unleashed on them who may not make it out intact. 


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