Speculative fiction is a broad umbrella category of narrative fiction referring to any fiction story that includes elements, settings and characters whose features are created out of imagination and speculation rather than based on attested reality and everyday life. That encompasses the genres of science fiction, fantasy, science fantasy, horror, alternative history, and magic realism.
It was bad enough when new neighbours intruded into Richard's life on
the lovely, lonely Caldhouse Moor, but even worse when his mum suggested
he befriend the strange new girl, Ally. This is a fantasy of myth and
magic in the modern world.