Late minister Othman Wok's horror stories are back with new fiction compilation

Long before Russell Lee's True Singapore Ghost Stories and James Lee's Mr Midnight began haunting Singaporeans' dreams, Othman's macabre tales were terrifying Malay readers in 1950s magazines.
Long before Russell Lee's True Singapore Ghost Stories and James Lee's Mr Midnight began haunting Singaporeans' dreams, Othman's macabre tales were terrifying Malay readers in 1950s magazines.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - The dismembered body of a murdered woman is brought into the mortuary, her severed feet still adorned with brass bell anklets.

In the early hours of the morning, the coroner hears the tinkling of bells. To his horror, a pair of feet jump out from under the table, wearing the dead woman's anklets, and run out of the door.

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