Five stories of the ghostly, the horrific, and the weird.

'The Waif', by Michael Chislett. A Londoner who knows how to handle himself finds his new apartment overlooks more than the river Thames.

'Vacant Possession' by Tina Rath. Selling a house is tricky enough, without the added complications of the H-word.

'Lord of the Flies' by David G. Rowlands. An old-school English rural ghost story, but one with a rather unpleasant theme.

'The Vanishing Hitchhiker' by Steve Duffy. A travelling salesman in the Catskills remembers the stories his father told to pass the time on the road.

'An Outside Influence' by Katherine Haynes. No man is an island, and attempting to seal yourself off from the rest of humanity is problematic.