Philophobia

Author: Sin Ribbon.

Genre: surreal/ horror


Mr Fetters has been going around town askin’ folk for the strangest of things. Maybe he’s gone mad after the death of his wife an’ all.

To be perfectly honest, I’m not sure which is the strangest part of this story, the fact that Mr Fetters is collecting strange items to resurrect his dead wife, or the fact that the town folk have all the weird and wonderful items that he’s asking for, and are happy to give him said items, for a price.

Following our unnamed narrator through this story, gives you the heebie-jeebies, making you feel really awkward, almost voyeuristic, and you can’t get any creepier than that.

This wonderfully surreal short story is cleverly told, in a third person drawl which succinctly paints the picture of a backwater society, cut off from the rest of civilization; the stereotypical setting for this kind of creepy tale.

If you like creepy tales, then you’ll love this beautifully written short.


Sin Ribbon is a wonderfully talented person and you can find more of her work by visiting her website, there you will find links to her books, artwork, films, and podcasts.

You can pick up this great story on Amazon, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble.

Have you read this book? What did you think? Feel free to leave a comment, or recommend your favorite surreal/ horror stories below.

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