Tag: ghost

  • The Mantel

    Henry was the only pet I had ever mourned. The only one I truly missed after his death. But it was weird, I was constantly seeing him. Hearing him. Dreaming about him. At first, I had been comforted by the thought his soul would always be with me, but everything changed the day my grandfather…

  • The Mist

    A shrill cry echoed in the mist and suddenly, I knew exactly what had happened. I knew it was my sister, but I didn’t know how to reach her. Or where she was exactly. All I knew was Ava had been kidnapped. And she had been kidnapped by a spirit. But was a spirit a…

  • The Underworld

    When the fingers gripped my arm in the darkness, I screamed. I knew Harvey had told me to be quiet, but the fingers were so cold. So thin. So… I don’t know. I screamed until Harvey’s hand clamped over my mouth.  “What is it this time? Have you forgotten we are being hunted?” He whispered…

  • The Big Reveal

    “Reveal yourself!”  Scott pointed at the closet and used his loudest voice for his command.  If I wasn’t so scared, I probably would have started giggling.  I knew something or someone was in the closet.  There had been noises all week, but every time Scott and I had checked, nothing and nobody was there.  Like…

  • Gratitude

    I wanted to feel an overwhelming crash of gratitude, but could only trigger disappointment.  The wave crashed harder with each passing day.  Adam had to notice me and with each glance he seemed to look right through me.  There was never a smile, never a lingering glance, nothing.  All I had really wanted was to be his…

  • Cottage Cleanup

    I was hoping the cottage was not the disaster everyone was making it out to be.  It was old they said.  It was dirty they said.  All I knew was I had plenty of time and nervous energy to take on the cleanup of a small cottage.  I needed to start over and living in a small cottage…

  • In the House

    “Somebody’s here.  Somebody’s in the house.”  I desperately tried to find my phone while trying to not make noise or turn on the lights.  I wondered why Henry hadn’t started barking, but then I realized that meant something else entirely.  Either Henry knew who was stumbling through my house or whoever it was had done something to him.  As I struggled to…

  • After Life

    “Why are you up so early?”  I whispered to Jake the morning that would change the course of my life.  I just didn’t know it yet.  Instead of answering, Jake just shook his head and took his cereal bowl to the sink.  I knew he didn’t like to talk in the mornings, which was why I was hoping he would…

  • The Haunting at the Library

    “I know you are not going to believe what just happened to me, but listen.  It was the weirdest thing.”  I tried to calm myself down before I talked to the rest of my coworkers.  “Not another one of your ghost stories.  Because really.  We have heard them so many times already.”  Nate didn’t even look away from his computer screen as he replied.  “But this…