Author: Miruna Gabriela Radu
University of York, England

Starting with this issue we will publish a series of psychological horror stories. Each story of this literature genre is based on familiar situations, mental and emotional anguish. The stories are focused on the inner conflict of the characters, rather than on an external one, designed to frighten and thrill the readers without the typical slaughter that is usually found in classic horror stories.

The compelling ideas combined with sensory details and psychological elements such as mental illness can be recognized by the readers as they feel something twisted is waiting just around the corner, foreboding in the story.

Unmatched by any other spine-tingling tales, you are invited to discover unsettling atmospheres and experiences of characters dealing with a disturbed psyche reinterpreted in a metaphorical manner.

Keywords: psychological horror stories, perception