10/31/11 — Happy Halloween!

 

Ah, Halloween…my favorite holiday of the year. I love the costumes, the candy, and the horror stories. Curling up in a dark room with Freddie Kruger on the tube, or snuggling under the covers with Edgar Allen Poe, what could be finer?

The best scares, of course, are those that impact you personally. The unexplained shadow in the corner of the room when you are sleeping over at a friend’s house. The creaking attic overhead on a Girl Scout camp out. These are some of my scary memories.

What are your favorite real life ghost stories? I remember the night that I saw the witch standing outside my bedroom window when I was about 10. She just stood there, staring in at me. I am sure I was awake…though no one else is. You see, the witch in question was sitting in the front window of the living room — and there was no question of her getting up and standing there instead…she was constructed of paper mache,  and had a previous incarnation as a mermaid. She didn’t even have any legs. To this day, I am still convinced she was really there.

Have you had a similar unexplained event in your life? Pull up a virtual camp stool to the fire circle here and share your ghost stories. It’s Halloween!

About RieSheridanRose

Rie Sheridan Rose multitasks. A lot. Her short stories appear in numerous anthologies, including Nightmare Stalkers and Dream Walkers Vols. 1 and 2,  and Killing It Softly. She has authored eight novels, six poetry chapbooks, and lyrics for dozens of songs. She tweets as @RieSheridanRose.
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