Spooky Quotes

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Deborah Leblanc
“Jack couldn't help but watch Nonie as she left. She looked to be twenty-nine, thirty at the most, stood maybe five foot-four and was slender. She had shoulder-length, curly, walnut-colored hair and the largest most beautiful blue eyes he'd ever seem Her nose and ears were small in comparison to her full lips, which he'd give anything to kiss.”
Deborah Leblanc, Toe to Toe

Deborah Leblanc
“Nonie chewed on her bottom lip for a moment. She'd told Fezzo so much already yet there wasn't a speck of incredulity in his eyes. His expression was serious, and she had his full attention. "I'm not quite sure about what to do with Helen, the ghost that followed me home.”
Deborah Leblanc, Toe to Toe

Deborah Leblanc
“What's he saying?" Buggy asked, her voice shaky.
"That there's something up in the attic that we should be careful of because it could be dangerous.
"Oh, uh-uh, I'm not going up there," Buggy said, You can send Shaundelle up there, but I'm keeping my little white ass down here.”
Deborah Leblanc, Toe to Toe

Deborah Leblanc
“Oh, uh-uh," Shaundelle said. "I'm not gonna be no place where no ghost is gonna be knockin' nobody upside the head. I'm outta here. I'm not going to take any chances that some ghost is gonna mess up this pretty face.”
Deborah Leblanc, Toe to Toe

Deborah Leblanc
“Two gasps rang out. The first one came from Clara, the second from Fezzo. One moment they'd been looking at a mound of concrete, and now they were staring at two human feet. They were crossed at the ankle so that tops of the feet faced each other and rested toe to toe.”
Deborah Leblanc, Toe to Toe

Deborah Leblanc
“But you know, mon petite, what you got is a gift. And when de good Lord gives you a gift you have to use it. Dat's why he put you here on dis earth. Sometime it's gonna be to help a soul cross over to de other side to meet him. If dat's whey you gott do, den dat's what you gotta do. You can't just keep collecting de dead. You gonna have to find a way to take what you got and work wit dat.”
Deborah Leblanc, Toe to Toe

Deborah Leblanc
“Who's the young man beside you?" Helen suddenly asked. "Oh, I see, you're one of us." She turned to Nonie. "And you did introduce us before." She tapped a finger against her right temple. "Every once in a while this old clock up here forgets to click to the next second. I apologize for that.”
Deborah Leblanc, Toe to Toe

“In a fleshly Tomb, I am Buried above ground.”
William Cooper

H.P. Lovecraft
“Certainly, the terror of a deserted house swells in geometrical rather than arithmetical progression as houses multiply to form a city of stark desolation. The sight of such endless avenues of fishy-eyed vacancy and death, and the thought of such linked infinities of black, brooding compartments given over to cob-webs and memories and the conqueror worm, start up vestigial fears and aversions that not even the stoutest philosophy can disperse.”
H.P. Lovecraft, The Shadow over Innsmouth

Django Wexler
“Much later, Alice would wonder what might have happened if she had gone to bed when she was supposed to.”
Django Wexler, The Forbidden Library

Robert Liparulo
“He stepped fully into the house. The air inside was cool on his skin. He turned, expecting the front door to close on its own. But it stayed open, as it was supposed to. He shook his head, chiding himself for letting an old house spook him. He walked into the kitchen. Behind him, the front door slammed shut.”
Robert Liparulo, House of Dark Shadows

David Kudler
“No harm," he said as he danced on, cutting the air. Only now, the snowflakes began to bleed as he cut them. Battle of white and scarlet...
"Oto-san, what can I do?" I wept in the dream, my tears freezing to my cheeks.
"Dance," he said, his face still and calm, his blade whistling through the air. Blood flew from the tip of the sword, painting characters of death and disaster across the white ground.
David Kudler, Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale

“Come ye viewless ministers of this dread hour! Come from the fenny lake, the hanging rock, and the midnight cave! The moon is red – the stars are out – the sky is burning – and all nature stands aghast at what we do!”
William Mudford

“I thought that there could be no revolt against nature. I accepted the landscape without dreaming that, behind, there still prowled large skeletons without fur. With just one sign, I thought I was able to make them rise up outside their refuges...”
Roger Vitrac

Emily Lloyd-Jones
“Death is not to be feared, but nor can it be forsaken. One must be mindful”
Emily Lloyd-Jones

Kristin O'Donnell Tubb
“Behind her, the lamp turned back on.”
Kristin O'Donnell Tubb, The Story Collector

Simone St. James
“It was crazy. It was the kind of story you told years later while your listeners rolled their eyes, because they had no idea how the terror felt on the back of your neck.”
Simone St. James

Daniel L. Lewis

Stephen King
“There was a grove of cottonwoods clustered around an old water pump. Their leaves danced and rustled, their shadows racing along across the ground in the moonlight”
Stephen King

William Faulkner
“They rose when she entered— a small, fat woman in black, with a thin gold chain descending to her waist and vanishing into her belt, leaning on an ebony cane with a tarnished gold head. Her skeleton was small and spare; perhaps that was why what would have been merely plumpness in another was obesity in her. She looked bloated, like a body long submerged in motionless water, and of that pallid hue. Her eyes, lost in the fatty ridges of her face, looked like two small pieces of coal pressed into a lump of dough as they moved from one face to another while the visitors stated their errand.”
William Faulkner , A Rose for Emily

Donald Ogden Stewart
“The whole spirit of Hallowe'en is, of course, one of "spooky" gayety and light-hearted ghastliness. Witches and ghosts run riot; corpses dance and black cats howl. "More work for the undertaker" should be the leitmotif of the evening's fun.”
Donald Ogden Stewart, Perfect Behavior

Miyuki Miyabe
“On the evening my mother-in-law died, the noise of a chance sudden downpour resounded in the walkway and through the garden, roaring as though everything around us were being hammered by a fall of pebbles. That was why I was unable to catch what she said in the last moments before her eyes closed.”
Miyuki Miyabe, Apparitions: Ghosts of Old Edo

Camryn Daytona
“Ghotes? Vosts?” Heldra suggested. “What should we call ghost voting?”

“We shouldn’t be calling it anything,” Ari said, dropping into a chair in frustration and pulling at her hair. “It shouldn’t be happening.”
Camryn Daytona, The Last King of the Mountain

Wendelin Van Draanen
“But I wasn't mad or happy. And as I lay in bed trying to read, I realized that upset had been overshadowed by uneasy. I felt as though someone was watching me. I got so spooked I even got up to check out the window and in the closet and under the bed, but the feeling still didn't go away.

It took me nearly until midnight to understand what it was.

It was me. Watching me.”
Wendelin Van Draanen, Flipped

“I figured the thing came when there were enough shadows to the day to collect around itself like a dim dream of a cape. It was always hiding a little—flirting with the possibility of showing itself, but ultimately deciding against it.”
Mary B. Sellers

Thomm Quackenbush
“We were teenage ghost hunters, Ouija enthusiasts, and would have shouted after any Bigfoot who dared to show itself. Better to die becoming another spooky story for cable shows than miss learning an occult truth.”
Thomm Quackenbush, Holidays with Bigfoot

Nathan Nish
“Classes will continue as normal.”
Nathan Nish, Branching Chaos

Shane Hawk
“Always loved Halloween, though. The dark, the weird, the spooky. The concept of having at least one night a year to dress up and pretend to be someone or something else intrigued me. Halloween hooked me, even when I had nothing. Aside from the costumes and stuff, you didn’t need much to celebrate, just your imagination and a good spirit.”
Shane Hawk, Anoka

Anna Tizard
Sunk on its haunches in a predatory pose, a creature spread its long, curled fingers over the tiles on the roof, sniffing them. Its mottled, olive-grey skin winked in the uncertain March sunlight. Truly, a thing that didn’t belong here in ordinary suburbia, overlooking a garden that burst with beauty and life.”
Anna Tizard, The Empty Danger

A.J.  West
“Death is a beginning.”
A.J.West, The Spirit Engineer

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