''[[http://buildingtales.blogspot.com Building Tales]]'' is a collection of [[WebOriginal original]] [[WebSerialNovel web serial novels]] and short stories by {{webcomic}} writer/artist Zoe Robinson; who is generally better known for ''TheLifeOfNobTMouse'' and ''AllOverTheHouse''. It focusses mainly on horror and science-fiction and aims to publish new installments on a Monday to Friday basis, although it tends to actually manage this [[AttentionDeficitCreatorDisorder only for short periods]].

The site has now been rolled into Robinson's main website, with all new work appearing [[http://www.zoerobinson.com/ there]].

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!!The site provides examples of:

* AlienInvasion - The followers of Tsoth Nemorrah want to bring him 'back' to Earth so they can "die first and forever".
* BackFromTheDead - Everyone in ''Curse of the Other World'' thought they'd defeated the Big Bad, but the story begings when Sarah thinks it has managed to come back.
* BigBad - Almost every story has one:
-->In ''The Beast'', it's the eponymous Beast.
-->In ''Henry Carter's Journey'', it's the demons that plague Henry's world.
-->In ''The Final Report of James Graham'', it's the creature lurking in the impossible house.
-->In ''Curse of the Other World'', it is talked about a lot but it's identity has not yet been revealed.
* {{Bifauxnen}} - Howard, from ''Curse of the Other World''; in the chapters set before he transitioned.
* BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu - Sarah is blinded, Peter ends up becoming an alcoholic and Daniel dies during the course of defeating the BigBad in ''Curse of the Other World''. ''Then the novel begins''.
* BrokenBird: Gretl Lune in ''Unholy Crusade'' kind of fits but Sarah Barclay of ''Curse of the Other World'' is practically made of this trope.
* ButForMeItWasTuesday - Allemand in ''Unholy Crusade''.
* ButtMonkey - Henry Carter just can't catch a break. If he's not running from demons in ''Henry Carter's Journey'', he's being attacked by indescribable monsters and decaying versions of himself in ''The Night Shift'' and although he's not seen in ''Curse of the Other World'', when he's referenced it's because he's discussing [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]].
* CosmicHorrorStory - Although some of the short stories come close, the first truly cosmic horror story on the site is ''Curse of the Other World''.
* DownerEnding - In ''Unholy Crusade'', [[spoiler: Seth Baron's attempts to avenge his son's murder are thwarted by Dupont's suicide, while Gretl has spent 40 years chasing the man who killed her family, only to find out [[ButForMeItWasTuesday he doesn't even remember her]].]]
* EldritchAbomination - Tsoth Nemorrah from ''Curse of The Other World'' and the creature in ''The Final Report of James Graham'' are definite Eldritch Abominations. ''The Beast'' could be one, although there's little description of what the Beast actually ''is''. The thing in the vat in ''The Night Shift'' may well count, too.
* EldritchLocation - Although some myths have it walking the Earth, Tsoth Nemorrah now exists outside of time and space.
* EyeScream - In ''Curse of the Other World'', Sarah Barclay is blind in the chapters set in 2009, but can see perfectly in the chapters set in 2000; before she encountered the BigBad...
* LastNameBasis - Sharon Howard just goes by the name 'Howard' before coming out as {{transsexual}} and transitioning.
* TheMetaverse - It's where most of ''The Final Report of James Graham'' is set.
* UsefulNotes/NaNoWriMo - ''Curse of the Other World'' has been written (and re-written) for three consecutive years of [=NaNoWriMo=]. It has only won once, however.
* NothingIsScarier - The scratching noises outside Sarah's flat, in ''Curse of the Other World''.
* PunnyName - '''Hans Al'''lemand and '''Gretl''' Lune, from ''Unholy Crusade''.
* RealitySubtext - Several of the stories contain autobiographical elements; be they character traits, scenes or locations.
* ShoutOut - When researching Tsoth Nemorrah, Sarah comes across many references to "[[Creator/HPLovecraft horror stories written for the 1930s pulps]]".
* SharedUniverse - As ''Building Tales'' provides all its stories under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial licence, anyone can play in its worlds.
* StarfishAliens - Lots:
** Tsoth Nemorrah has so many forms that scholars argue over what it actually looks like.
** The Beast in ''The Beast'' has tentacles but that's about all we learn about it.
** The creature in ''The Final Report of James Graham'' is some kind of "hairy spider-dog-thing".
** And your guess is as good as any as to what the blazes is in the boiler in ''The Night Shift''.
* TomeOfEldritchLore - Mustafa Faisal's ''Wanderings'' is suggested to be one in ''Curse of the Other World''.
* TwistEnding - There's usually one, but not always.
* TheUndead - Gretl Lune and Hans Allemand (both from ''Unholy Crusade'') are fairly traditional vampires; although they tend to decay and smell rotten when exposed to sunlight.

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