Stories tagged “ghosts”

  • Bernard B. Belling, or: The Ghost of Ghost Hill (Part 1)

    Rain fell from the sky like some sort of rain falling system of clouds. So systematically, the rain was then evaporated back up into the same clouds, and it rained again. This rain then fell into rivers and streams and lakes and everything else that is...

  • Bernard B. Belling, or: The Ghost of Ghost Hill (Part 2)

    “Crazy, ain’t it?” Bernard turned away from a shrub to the front door, where Mr. McGavin stood, steaming cup of coffee in hand. Mr. McGavin raised his eyebrows, repeating his question silently. Bernard blinked. Mr. McGavin thought that perhaps Be...

  • Bernard B. Belling, or: The Ghost of Ghost Hill (Part 3)

    The rain went well with Bernard’s mindset. Not that he would know this, having been born in The Great Drought. He had never seen rain before, but he was still unmoved. He was caught inside himself. All he could remember were her stinging words. T...

  • Bernard B. Belling, or: The Ghost of Ghost Hill (Part 4)

    The TV was displaying a particularly morbid newscaster when she appeared before him, projecting an ethereal glow. “Bernard,” she said. Bernard looked at her in disbelief for a short time before deciding that this clinched it. The meteors th...

  • Bernard B. Belling, or: The Ghost of Ghost Hill (Part 5)

    Bernard clicked his television off, got up, and opened the closet. He looked into his own eyes. He felt his own sadness. For the first time in all his life, Bernard was looking at himself. And he screamed. He ran out of his house, he ran with the fever...

  • Bernard B. Belling, or: The Ghost of Ghost Hill (Part 6)

    Bernard was not surprised. He gave off the same glow that Martha had given off just minutes earlier, albeit one harder to distinguish, due mainly to the newly bright sky. That, and the fact that the hill had to have been named “Ghost Hill” ...

  • Bernard B. Belling, or: The Ghost of Ghost Hill (Part 8)

    Bernard stood at the grave for a time, then turned back and walked down the hill. As he walked, he went over the events of the day in his mind. There was a small chance that he had saved the world and a small chance that he was the son of God. The only...

  • The Bitten

    People say they came from Asia. People say China trapped them; Russia planned their release; that they crept through the DMZ and onto our troop transports. I think they may always have been here. Just… sleeping. In the cities, people are still dr...

    • Author: lostsalient
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Passing Notes in Class

    I got a note from a dead girl today. I get a note from a dead girl every day, it seems like. They all seem to subscribe to that “unfinished business” crap from that movie with Christina Ricci and the weird little ghost kid. The problem is t...

    • Author: Geebs
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • 10:13 AM, Found a Sprout in My Garden

    Cold grey air came wafting out the hole made by two great pines. A moment later the fog would get sucked back in, right into the deep of the wood, and then back out, slow and sickly. Drunk trees leaned out of the earth on either side of the hole, twist...

  • The Past, She Haunts Me

    “She’s standing right there,” said Josh. He and Jason were standing just feet away from the railroad tracks. Three days ago, Angie, Josh’s sister, had been hit by the train as it passed through. “There’s nothing anyo...

  • Fathers Day Part I

    Coming to a stop next to the hydrangea bush, I saw him sitting casually on a bench next to the geraniums; an arm sprawled awkwardly out to his right, his legs crossed at the ankle. There were holes in his suit pants, his white shirt stained with shades...

    • Author: Lady Bug
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
  • Fathers Day Part II

    He tried to give me a welcoming grin, but all I saw were the rotting teeth and the black holes where teeth should have been. “You’re an adult.” He said, still grinning like a jack o lantern. “I’m nineteen,” I said, “somewhere in the middl...

    • Author: Lady Bug
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
  • Fathers Day Part III

    “I need to know how you feel about the world today. What do you think about Green Day’s American Idiot album? The war in Iraq, our president, the economy, and global warming. I need to know if you loved my mother. Like really loved my mother. And h...

    • Author: Lady Bug
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
  • Fathers Day Part IV

    “You know I haven’t heard the new Green Day album. I also don’t know much about the world today. But I’ve seen this country as a result of a war, and I can tell you that the good that comes is hardly ever worth the bad. And about your mother, I...

    • Author: Lady Bug
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
  • Ghosts of Heterosexualities past (Mature)

    “That girl’s hot isn’t she?” He said. “Yea.” John responded, before realizing what the hell he was saying. “But I’m gay, so I wouldn’t know.” “Oh yea you do.” John snorted. “...

  • When I was drowning in the holy water.

    I look down at her as she lays on her bed, she is wearing a white gown and her dark brown hair is free and spread out on the pillow. She looks more beautiful than ever before, my lip starts to quiver as I think of what I did ….and the consequence...

    • Author: Blythy
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Shadows are scary

    Alice was swimming happily. Pearl was awaiting her turn to take a splashy revenge on Alice. Then Annie joined them in their water fight. Zia sat there enjoying looking at the eventful fight. Suddenly Zia saw a dark shadow creeping up from the floor of ...

    • Author: Mystique
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
  • Brimstone & Paperclips 01

    The floor boards creak as I walk down the hall and I roll my eyes. Of course they creak. God knows it wouldn’t be a haunted house if the floor boards didn’t creak. The smell of dust and dead animals (I really hope they’re just in the ...

  • Haunted

    I sigh as I get in bed and pull up the covers. It has been a thoroughly exhausting day, and I’m in dire need of a few hours rest. As I roll over, I notice a light on downstairs. I could have sworn I’d turned them all off, but so far, itR...

    • Author: Emilou
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
  • Catastrophic Sleep

    A molten moon Lit midnight like noon So suddenly soon I entered a plume Of mist and gloom Becoming a ghost Before I left my room

  • Yes is the Answer

    I am happy here. Life is perfect for me. I have no wants. No desire is left unfulfilled. My thirst is always quenched, my hunger always quickly stopped. I never want to leave. Will it last? I had to die to get here. It was a tough life, but I lived it ...

  • Nom

    She dragged me by the hand like a disobedient dog on a chain. The forest had small steep hills but she knew this area well. Everything was different shades of black and grey, the forest was so cold and unforgiving that not even the colours dared to sta...

    • Author: Murj;
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Silk Lily: The Seven Wrongs

    Lamps sputtered and died, plunging the room into darkness. The two girls screamed in alarm but their screams were instantly lost as terrible winds rose from the center of the room that had been empty only a moment ago. Flying debris attacked both of th...

  • The North West Attic

    Our arrival into the attic sent mice squeaking and scurrrying across the wooden floor and out of sight. It could have been a trick of the light but they looked like a family of blue mice accompanied by a large pink one. Fresh air from the stairs below ...