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Spirits, poltergeists, hauntings, creatures of the dark—Specter Spectacular: 13 Ghostly Tales delivers all these and more in thirteen spooky twists on the classic ghost story. From the heartwarming and humorous to the eerie and chilling, this anthology holds a story for everyone who has ever been thrilled by the unknown or wondered what might lie beyond the grave. Step ins ...more
Paperback, 158 pages
Published September 25th 2012 by World Weaver Press (first published September 21st 2012)
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Susan Sullivan
Oct 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Rating a short story collection can be difficult; it's rare for a reader to love every single story. That being said, even though I liked this collection very much overall, many of the stories are 5-star! I especially loved "Pushed Out" by Jay Wilburn, "Cinder" by Kristina Wojtaszek, "The Haunts of Albert Einstein" by Larry Hodges, "Alabaster" by Jamie Rand, "My Rest a Stone" by Amanda C. Davis, "Safe Upon the Shore" by Kou K. Nelson, "A Fitting Tribute" by Andrea Janes, and "The Secrets of Echo ...more
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This is a collection of 13 short ghost stories by 13 different authors. Stories range from heartwarming to amusing to eerie and chilling.

We start with My Rest a Stone by Amanda C. Davis where we see even ghosts can get stuck in a rut over time.
Alabaster by Jamie Rand shows us that not all of our fears from childhood fade as we grow older.
Kristina Wojtaszek's Cinder is a heartwarming story of the love between a child and a dog, even if one is a ghost.
We get an
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S.L. Saboviec
There is a wide range of story types in here, from the super engaging kind to the "someone forgot to copy edit this" kind. I was a tad disappointed overall because I was looking forward to some hair-raising spookiness. Instead, this was more about alternative takes on ghosts. None of them really scared me, although some of them were thought-provoking.
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