by Charles Dickens
I have always noticed a prevalent want of courage, even among
persons of superior intelligence and culture, as to imparting their
own psychological experiences when those have been of a strange
sort. Almost all men are afraid that what they could relate in such
wise would find no [...]
By: H.P. Lovecraft
In relating the circumstances which have led to my confinement within this refuge for the demented, I am aware that my present position will create a natural doubt of the authenticity of my narrative. It is an unfortunate fact that the bulk of humanity is too limited in its [...]
A Ghost Story
I TOOK a large room, far up Broadway, in a huge old building whose upper stories had been wholly unoccupied for years, until I came. The place had long been given up to dust and cobwebs, to solitude and silence. I seemed groping among the tombs and [...]
On a verdant slope of Mount Maenalus, in Arcadia, there stands an olive grove about the ruins of a villa. Close by is a tomb, once beautiful with the sublimest sculptures, but now fallen into as great decay as the house. At one end of that tomb, its [...]
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Found among the papers of the late Diedrech Knickerbocker.
A pleasing land of drowsy head it was,
Of dreams that wave before the half-shut eye;
And of gay castles in the clouds that pass,
Forever flushing round a summer sky.
Castle of [...]
By Edgar Allan Poe
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
“‘T is some [...]
Cynthia (cina) Pelayo
EL DIABLITO (THE LITTLE DEVIL)
Excerpt from LOTERIA
“I can hear them scratching,” the chubby faced little boy says as he searches through a large box of Crayola Crayons.
The doctor sat directly across from him, his hands on the metal table. “What do you mean, Sebastian, that [...]
THE CANTERVILLE GHOST By: Oscar Wilde An amusing chronicle of the tribulations of the Ghost of Canterville Chase when his ancestral halls became the home of the American Minister to the Court of St. James. Illustrated by Wallace Goldsmith John W. Luce and Company Boston and London 1906 LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS MISS VIRGINIA E. OTIS [...]
Basics of Ghost Stories
The ghost story writer has to attract the reader’s attention straight
away. The way story begins is important and often links with the rest
of the narrative. The opening of a short story must try to engage the
reader quickly. I think all ghost stories should always have [...]
They have short stories from 5 – 12 pages each and all free on there website.