Damnable Tales - A Folk Horror Anthology

By Richard Wells

An illustrated collection of classic Folk Horror stories

Sunday, 9 August 2020

The First Sheaf

Hello again!

Presenting lino print number 19 of 23! This time, it’s for H.R. Wakefield’s 1940 tale ‘The First Sheaf’, first published in the collection The Clock Strikes Twelve.

“Did I ever tell you how I lost my arm?” An old man recounts a childhood encounter with a sinister rural cult. Very much the archetypal Folk Horror tale, with an ancient evil bubbling under the surface of a seemingly normal idyllic farming community.

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