DC Brockwell: Hellsleigh

Today is the day for my second ShOctober post and I’m sharing an extract from Hellsleigh. My post is shared with thanks to Zoe O’Farrell and the team at Spellbound Books for inviting me on the tour and for providing the extract.


They say if you listen carefully at night , you can still hear the screaming…

Seven bodies are recovered from Hellsleigh , the most infamous asylum in the country , which has lay derelict for the last 30 years

24 Hours Earlier:

On the eve of its planned demolition famed parapsychologist and author, Brandon Fiske and
his team of paranormal investigators break into the abandoned hospital determined to find proof of its supernatural powers.

Local villager, Jason Hough who’s past is connected to Hellingly returns for one last visit along with a group of university students in search of a place to party.

Little do the two groups know, they are there on a very special anniversary for the hospital, an occasion the building remembers only too well….

Because once you enter Hellsleigh, it wont let you leave…


“Wait! Where are you going?” Suzy’s tears clouded her vision. Even without sight, she could feel she wasn’t alone. There were two presences next to her, one either side. Her breath was still cold, the stench still assaulting her nostrils. “What’re you going to do to me?” 

     Not knowing what they were waiting for, Suzy’s eyes darted from left to right. They were playing with her, wanting to frighten her even more than she already was. Suzy was more afraid now than ever. “You could let me go,” she whispered. “I can help you; tell me what you want to do, and I’ll do it, I promise.” It was all she could think of to say. 

     There was no movement.

     Suzy heard the heavy breathing, right by her ear. It went from her left, behind her, to her right. It was circling her. Was it thinking about her offer? “I can help you,” she repeated, her voice strained from crying. “Whatever you need me to do, I’ll do it. Please, let me help.”

     One of the entities moved towards her legs. Although there was nothing there, the stench lessened slightly. She felt a slight breeze, too. “What’re you doing?” Something moved the wire tail on her left wrist. “No!” She screamed, feeling fingers under her chin. “No!” Pressure forced her head back, the fingers pinching her cheeks together.

     Looking up at the ceiling, tears streaming down her face, the wire was above her, moving toward her mouth. The first razor sliced her tongue, not stopping, ripping through her throat. When it reached her hypopharynx, Suzy retched blood. It ran down her chin, all the while the wire continued on its course, ripping through her oesophagus and into her chest.

     Writhing, squirming in agony, she just wanted it to be over. It was cruel that a person could feel such pain. She hadn’t been the nicest of girls in the past; she’d been an outright bitch, for sure, but she didn’t deserve to die like this, being force fed razor wire. 

     The wire stopped.


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