Daily Quote: I Don’t Like Being Out in the Dark Now

“But the country folks, if you ask them, would swear on the Bible that he walks: there are those who speak to having met him near the church, and on the moor, and even within this house. Idle tales, you’ll say, and so say I . . . Yet, still, I don’t like being out in the dark now; and I don’t like being left by myself in this grim house: I cannot help it; I shall be glad when they leave it, and shift to the Grange.” – Emily Brontë, from Wuthering Heights

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Dead Lover in the Machine (flash fiction)

Happy Halloween! Here’s a piece of darkly humorous flash fiction about an Amazon Echo and a widowed husband who has trouble moving on. It’s about 820 words and has an estimated reading time of 3 and a half minutes. Though it’s not technically a ghost story, I thought it had some elements making it good light fun for Halloween. Let me know what you think!

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The Ghosts are my Friends (a poem)

The haunted mansion is my abode
Where I rest and relax with ghosts
Around here we have a code
To keep our friendly spirits close

The stairs creak and the walls crack
The ghosts run free in the house
But the ghosts never attack
And rarely do they shout

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A Cup of Tea on Halloween Night (flash fiction)

Here’s a piece of spooky flash fiction about a young woman’s splendid evening with her grandma with a strange twist. It’s about 770 words and has an estimated reading time of 3 minutes. Let me know what you think!

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Hauntings in the Dawn (a poem)

Ghosts in this house make no sound
They are only around to watch
Flashing images of my mind
And extract memories from times
I dwell in forsaken chambers

They belabor the process of death
Let’s get it over with, we say,
Let’s kill these emotions during
The bright light of the day –
Instead of waiting for fire-soaked
Nights under harvest moons
And pastures of bitter gloom

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Facing the Ghosts (a poem)

He destroys something beautiful
Like us, he commits a grave sin
Like us, he has a demon within
His ugliness is indisputable

Who is this grave sinner?
This phantom of the night?
We see him, then take flight
Wherever we go, he lingers

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Halloween Panic (flash fiction)

Here’s a piece of horror flash fiction about grief and the scariest night of the year. It’s about 820 words and has an estimated reading time of 3 and a half minutes. Let me know what you think!

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What You’ve Done to Me (a poem)

Look what you’ve done to me
Glittery blood under my eyes
You ignored my desperate pleas
You hastened my demise

Why have you done this to me?
I’m now dead to the world
You tossed me in black seas
I drift in the netherworld

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