To celebrate Halloween, Podium staff have taken a trip into the darkest recesses of their deranged minds and flexed their creative writing muscles to bring you a collection of six short horror stories. 

There’s a missing girl in a draughty basement; an urban legend that comes true; two hauntings by children who may or may not be there; a demonic night terror; and a haunted farmhouse.

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We’d love to hear what you think: see if you can guess who wrote which story, and tell us your favourite, via our Facebook page.

And please, don’t have nightmares!