Alison Moore

Writer of fiction,
from novels to a story on a postcard


When the Door Closed, It Was Dark

When the Door Closed, It Was Dark

'A terrifically disorienting piece that hits a lot of the same buttons that Shirley Jackson used to... Her economical use of imagery cracks reality in just the right way, with jeweller’s precision... It’s one of the best short stories I’ve read this year.'
Michael Marano, Dead Reckonings

'extremely creepy (in a good way)'
Kate Feld, The Manchizzle

'This story was word-perfect, creepily heavy... It’s a story that needs rereading, which I did, the second I finished it the first time, and again today... I’ve been seething with jealousy over the way Alison Moore puts her words together... I don’t know why uneasy, elliptical stories like this make me happy, but they do. This one did.'
Jenn Ashworth

'There’s a palpable sense of menace about this piece... Moore’s tale is excellent.'
David Hebblethwaite

'The denouement is genuinely shocking.'
Lisa Morton, The Black Glove

'It deftly taps into our fear of the unknown while at the same time suggesting that the fault may lie in our own psyches... The ending takes the reader by surprise, a chilling moment of horror foreshadowed by an earlier event, that seems both out of left field and entirely appropriate.'
Peter Tennant, Black Static #17


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