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- A ghost story may be any piece of fiction, or drama, that includes a ghost, or simply takes as a premise the possibility of ghosts or the belief of some character(s) in them. In that sense The Tale of Genji contains ghost stories, and Shakespeare's Hamlet is a ghost story. Henry James used the ghost story premise. Stories involving ghosts are found in traditional cultures worldwide. But it was Charles Dickens who wrote the most famous ghost story A Christmas Carol, in which a miser Scrooge is visited by three spirits on Christmas Eve. They show him how he has misused his life, and their influence changes him. He celebrates the following day by ordering a great turkey for his clerk, Bob Cratchet, and it is a suitably moral tale for those who would deny others the joy of living.
Top 10 Most Popular stories in this genre EVER!The Old Man (3701), HAUNTED HOUSE (3373), The girl in the forest (3240), mystery boy (3187), Family Fitness Night 9 (2962), THE DEAD HUSBAND (2777), GHOST OF A STRANGER (2666), The Upstairs Rooms (2610), The Man Who Wasn't There (2526), Some Ghostly Goings On (a true account) (2503),
- GHOST OF A STRANGER 7, by actung, Length in chars; 18,337
Date added: 2013-04-10 Total reads: 404
- The Cottage, by Oldsam, Length in chars; 18,597
Date added: 2013-03-16 Total reads: 442
- Martha sat at the window, her eyes upon the sea, awaiting William's return.
- THE PILGRIMAGE, by J.L.WHITEHOUSE, Length in chars; 9,653
Date added: 2013-03-05 Total reads: 227
- GHOST OF A STRANGER 6, by actung, Length in chars; 18,897
Date added: 2013-02-20 Total reads: 408
- I am thinking of bring this series to an end, maybe by killing off the main character. Any opinions I'd love to hear from you.
- THE GIRL AT THE WINDOW, by J.L.WHITEHOUSE, Length in chars; 8,949
Date added: 2013-02-09 Total reads: 1013
- Family Fitness Night 9, by AsylumSeeker, Length in chars; 33,642
Date added: 2013-02-08 Total reads: 2962
- Erotic need ignites a family breakfast and it takes a much diferent turn
- The Girl of the Forest, by Kim West, Length in chars; 41,274
Date added: 2013-02-03 Total reads: 738
- Young man falls in love with photograph of deceased young woman
- Ghost Station, by murraylevy1, Length in chars; 9,280
Date added: 2013-01-29 Total reads: 483
- Writing a paper on NYC subway murders, Sue gets much to close to a ghost station.
- GHOST OF A STRANGER 5, by actung, Length in chars; 16,944
Date added: 2013-01-23 Total reads: 429
- The Phantom Light of Crowlas, by weldav, Length in chars; 8,871
Date added: 2012-12-26 Total reads: 775
- A tale of what greed can do to a man--or a spirit
- A Friend Indeed, by swardrope06, Length in chars; 14,653
Date added: 2012-11-13 Total reads: 1380
- Can friendship and love transcend all? it seem it might just be able to do so - read on.
- The move, by kh12195, Length in chars; 8,297
Date added: 2012-10-15 Total reads: 1920
- Kali thought a move to miami would be okay for her family.. little did she know what she woud uncover
- mystery boy, by alfie123222, Length in chars; 1,614
Date added: 2012-09-27 Total reads: 3187
- who was this boy were did he come from was he a angel or a alien
- Random Victim, by Jane.S, Length in chars; 17,317
Date added: 2012-08-20 Total reads: 1852
- Trudy Harper is a police detective who has psychic abilities & her first face to face meeting with a ghost
- The White Rose, by RMPike, Length in chars; 21,733
Date added: 2012-08-19 Total reads: 1750
- The experiences of a lonely traveller in post war France.
- The Zippo-Raid Soldier, by dlluke, Length in chars; 36,158
Date added: 2012-08-19 Total reads: 674
- GHOST OF A STRANGER 4, by actung, Length in chars; 14,979
Date added: 2012-08-01 Total reads: 1236
- GHOST OF A STRANGER 3, by actung, Length in chars; 19,666
Date added: 2012-06-29 Total reads: 1281
- Third story in a series. I hope to write more in this series.
- What Had Happened Before?, by zad28, Length in chars; 1,887
Date added: 2012-06-08 Total reads: 1965
- What causes déjà vu?
- Gallows Lane, by authorpeterhunter, Length in chars; 10,247
Date added: 2012-05-25 Total reads: 1186
- ... journey along lonely road... frightens Bobbi...
- GHOST OF A STRANGER 2, by actung, Length in chars; 17,635
Date added: 2012-05-15 Total reads: 1781
- Second in a series that I hope to add to.
- Deadly Collision, by Hunnyb22, Length in chars; 4,988
Date added: 2012-05-05 Total reads: 1652
- Car crash has eerie consequences
- The Twisted Hand, by hspattison, Length in chars; 28,288
Date added: 2012-03-09 Total reads: 1801
- Galliard is a man with a past. It doesn’t really haunt him until the day he returns home to find his house occupied by intruders. There are three of them waiting for him. Or is it just the one?
- The Upstairs Rooms, by hspattison, Length in chars; 42,187
Date added: 2012-02-26 Total reads: 2610
- The previous occupants must have departed hurriedly; they had left all their belongings upstairs. Almost as though they were frightened to go up there. And where was that sound coming from? Like the rattling of a locked door. But there were no locked rooms in the house.
- Hilton's Story..., by huntereagle, Length in chars; 2,728
Date added: 2012-02-25 Total reads: 1241
- Was Hilton really seeing a ghost...?
- HAUNTED HOUSE, by Pablito, Length in chars; 17,443
Date added: 2012-02-16 Total reads: 3373
- A young couple buys a house and soon found out that the deal was too good to be true when they realized it was haunted by ghosts.
- The Conditioned Ghost, by naveen, Length in chars; 16,634
Date added: 2012-02-11 Total reads: 1013
- Experience of a friend...
- The Monks of Lilleshall, by Funkadelia, Length in chars; 8,547
Date added: 2012-01-31 Total reads: 877
- The beautiful ruins of Lilleshall Abbey sit lonely and unheralded at the end of a farm track, tucked away in an unexpected, sleepy corner of the Shropshire countryside.
- The Shrieking Shadow, by zad28, Length in chars; 1,792
Date added: 2012-01-22 Total reads: 767
- A gothic poem about the last few minutes of a miserable man's life, as he sits, and waits. Then comes the last sound he will ever hear; a SHRIEK!
- cracked pen, by naveen, Length in chars; 18,625
Date added: 2011-12-17 Total reads: 1098
- It is a childhood experience of the best friend of the author
- The Ghost of Jake, by 8823johnh, Length in chars; 23,586
Date added: 2011-11-09 Total reads: 1342
- Losing them the second time is sometimes harder
- GHOST OF A STRANGER, by actung, Length in chars; 19,502
Date added: 2011-10-05 Total reads: 2666
- The Rhyme of Eric and Johnny, by Sojournal, Length in chars; 10,113
Date added: 2011-09-27 Total reads: 912
- A short rhyming story for kids on Halloween
- Actions Speak Louder, by Crystallites, Length in chars; 5,020
Date added: 2011-09-23 Total reads: 1737
- This is a short, very gentle ghost story.
- Gold mountain, by miqi, Length in chars; 2,546
Date added: 2011-08-11 Total reads: 1748
- Helens Slot Machine by Peter Stein, by pjs1509, Length in chars; 31,683
Date added: 2011-07-21 Total reads: 1410
- Womens obsession meets the spirit world.
- The Man Who Wasn't There, by The Author, Length in chars; 3,787
Date added: 2011-07-03 Total reads: 2526
- A man who isn't there is forced between saving a life or taking revenge.
- Private Foster, by joshua10, Length in chars; 11,747
Date added: 2011-06-08 Total reads: 1133
- I am Corporal John Fawcet,veteran of the boar war.
- THE DEAD HUSBAND, by SHANE, Length in chars; 2,978
Date added: 2011-06-04 Total reads: 2777
- Disturbances, by DeneBebbo, Length in chars; 11,020
Date added: 2011-06-01 Total reads: 1725
- Michael is hearing something, but is it just a side-effect of his medication...
- The Return, by Redshift, Length in chars; 13,156
Date added: 2011-05-10 Total reads: 1694
- Two friends face their childhood fear.
- The Birthday Present , by PeterDSheen , Length in chars; 14,207
Date added: 2011-04-29 Total reads: 2343
- ***SPOILER ALERT*** This is the sequel to to Fear of to Poltergeist.So don't read this till you've read The Fear of the Poltergeist. This could be seen by some,as ploy to get people to read The Fear of the Poltergeist...AND!
- Shadowman, by Redshift, Length in chars; 20,201
Date added: 2011-04-17 Total reads: 2000
- Beth didn't know her husbands secret, but she was about to find out.
- Fanjo Blake and the Mermaid, by Zealey, Length in chars; 20,777
Date added: 2011-04-10 Total reads: 1128
- Fanjo Blake is the hardest Shipwrecker in the business, but everyone must atone for their past sooner or later...
- The Old Man, by Reitoa, Length in chars; 3,229
Date added: 2011-04-08 Total reads: 3701
- a short country drive yields more than she bargains for
- Dad, by Reitoa, Length in chars; 9,588
Date added: 2011-04-07 Total reads: 1503
- Missing her father after his tragic death, is he really still around?
- Sara of Wenona, by edwinforrestward, Length in chars; 27,213
Date added: 2011-04-06 Total reads: 1228
- not your ordinary ghost - Sara of Wenona - a true story
- ROBBER SLY, by edwinforrestward, Length in chars; 4,473
Date added: 2011-04-05 Total reads: 975
- a ghost story with Sheriff Saint, the parakeet Paul, and the conniving Robber Sly
- The Maco Light, by weldav, Length in chars; 3,429
Date added: 2011-03-25 Total reads: 1437
- The story of a terrible train wreck
- The dark runners., by kitosdad, Length in chars; 2,085
Date added: 2011-03-08 Total reads: 2087
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