The Padded Room: Horror Tales of the Canary Islands

JOSE RAMON NAVAS JORGE
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The Padded Room is an anthology of stories of Terror and Suspense, inspired by different stories and legends of the Canary Islands. It consists of seven short stories, all dark and mysterious, that will leave whoever reads it with an ominous sense of fear inside.The stories are:

- The Covenant: A youth trip through the Barranco del Infierno, in Tenerife, will become a nightmare. None of them imagines what evil power occupies that place.

-The Witches House: Joaquín is a lawyer from Madrid who has moved to Gran Canaria to change his life after his divorce. To start this new life, he buys a house in the neighborhood of San Francisco, in Telde. He will soon regret having taken That fateful decision.

-The Lazareto: The story of some young people who are called to do the military in 1984 at the Gando Air Base in Gran Canaria, transforms into an invisible horror that will go ending with them little by little. The secret report of the military never clarified what happened to these soldiers.

-The Senseless Man: Miguel is a manager of a major banking company. He is a shark of unscrupulous finances. He boasts of executing mortgages and seizing accounts of people in a delicate situation. However, his lack of feelings will turn into the worst experience imaginable for him.

-Guayota's Revenge: A god sees how his people suffer the extermination of the Spanish conquerors. Claims to vindicate such murder, and, for that, resuscitates the dead of his race so that they besiege the castle from which all the attacks to his people depart. No invader will return alive to the Kingdom of Spain.

-The Sand Ghost: Maggie and her friends rent a boat to celebrate her birthday, sailing along the southwest coast of Gran Canaria. They decide to go to a cove of blond sands, not knowing that this place has a dark secret.

-The Geriatric: This story takes place in a nursing home, located in the town of Tías, in Lanzarote. A dark ghost in a black raincoat and black hat, with eyes as bright as stars, comment that he walks through its corridors every night. The meaning of their presence will be terrifying for residents and their caregivers

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I was born in the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on November 1st, 1975. After living some years in Seville, I went back to my home town at the age of eight and with a new-found hobby that marked the future of my life: reading. At an early age I read everything that fell into my hands. And when I was nineteen, I started my first novel, (unedited), "The Cave of the Runes." Thanks to my vocation as a writer, my mind has led me to develop from humorous monologues to sociopolitical critiques or short stories, in addition to starting different works that are yet to be concluded. I am a follower of the classics like Dickens, Wilde, Lovecraft or Doyle. My personal library is also full of Canarian and Spanish writers, and great bestsellers of different styles. I have been a radio and television editor; both in general and sports news. And after being a Professional Soldier in the Air Force of Spain for more than ten years, I went back to the civilian life to continue with my writing with the same desire with which I began to read. As I said, from an early age I always felt attracted to the literary world. And the secret could be in the genes, because not long ago, I discovered that I am a direct descendant of Luis de Góngora and Argote; a famous poet and playwright of the Spanish Golden Age. So, it is no wonder then that my greatest hobby is writing. Moreover:It is something that I need like the air that I breathe. In pursuance to complement my work as an author, I also impart writing and literature workshops; an activity that is as enriching as creative, and with which I feel more fulfilled because of my didactic work.

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JOSE RAMON NAVAS JORGE
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Published on
Jul 30, 2019
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Pages
206
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English
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Young Adult Fiction / Horror
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