ghosts in the night

Do you believe in ghosts? Have you ever seen one?

In a girls’ boarding-school several years ago two of the boarders were sleeping in a large double-bedded room with two doors. About two o’clock in the morning the girls were awakened by the entrance of a tall figure in clerical attire, the face of which they did not see. They screamed in fright, but the figure moved in a slow and stately manner past their beds, and out the other door. It also appeared to one or two of the other boarders, and seemed to be looking for some one. At length it reached the bed of one who was evidently known to it. The girl woke up and recognised her father. He did not speak, but gazed for a few moments at his daughter, and then vanished. Next morning a telegram was handed to her which communicated the sad news that her father had died on the previous evening at the hour when he appeared to her. -St. John Drelincourt Seymour, True Irish Ghost Stories (free for your Kindle or Kindle software)

Writing Prompt: Write a scene where a ghost appears to one of your characters. What does the ghost reveal? How does the character react?

Journaling Prompt: Write about a time when you saw or thought you saw a ghost. If you’ve never seen one, write about someone whose ghost you would like to speak with.

Art Prompt: Apparition

Nonfiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience a spooky story.

Photo Credit: theogeo on Flickr

5 Responses to Prompt #99 Ghostly Apparitions

  1. I love this idea! So many great story possibilities

  2. I love this idea. There are so many story possibilities.

  3. When I was a teenager, we had a ghost in the old (1790’s-1800’s) house we lived in. Once in a while, I caught glimpses, but mostly, it was a door s/he wanted left open, and kept opening, despite a deadbolt. Alas, it really didn’t do anything else interesting, no moaning, messages, etc.
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