Dr OctagonThe final part of the Stones and the Torment mixing medical horror, psychogeography, myth and history.
A return to The Stones and the Torment, a semi-fictional story that blends psychogeography, history and horror to explore a mythical Glasgow curse. Part four sees the narrator taken by unknown assailants to Glasgow Royal Infirmary where the curse has broken out in all its horror.
Continuing a skewed mix of horror, psychogeography, myth and history as Glasgow is threatened by an old curse that allows the Quarter of Torment to break through The Sacred Line. Click to for an intro and to catch-up previous parts of The Stones and The Torment
The story continues with a semi-fictional look at Glasgow’s arcane history as old man Mackail explains the history of the Sighthill Stone Circle, and starts to reveal its hidden secret to a confused narrator.
Using Glasgow’s stone circle and streets to explore an old idea that if you walk a city enough you will discover hitherto unseen streets, immortal historical characters, vanishing gardens and parallel realities. (With apologies to Poe, Machen, Sinclair, etc!)