Ghost Stories

Ghost stories deal with subjects and situations focusing on hauntings, spirits, and interactions with the dead. These may be in the form of fiction or non-fiction.

Haunting is used as a plot device in horror fiction and paranormal-based fiction. Legends about haunted houses have long appeared in literature. For example, the Arabian Nights tale of "Ali the Cairene and the Haunted House in Baghdad" revolves around a house haunted by jinns. The influence of the Arabian Nights on modern horror fiction is certainly discernable in the work of H. P. Lovecraft. In his early years as a child, he would i

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Jerome K. Jerome
He does love prophesying a misfortune, does the average British ghost. Send him out to prognosticate trouble to somebody, and he is happy. Let him force his way into a peaceful home, and turn the whole house upside down by foretelling a funeral, or predicting a bankruptcy, or hinting at a coming disgrace, or some other terrible disaster, about which nobody in their senses would want to know sooner than they could possible help, and the prior knowledge of which can serve no useful purpose whatsoe ...more
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I believe ghost story writing is a dying art.
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