THREE WINTER GHOSTS
…My ghost was a remnant of the girl I knew, a dark winter thing from a folk tale, a bit of sharpened will powered by hatred…”
Noble’s eyes glittered with vapid life as he took us in-
Think on this, Doctor Jardine, because this is the essence of all good ghost stories. Soon I will die, and after it has happened I will do everything, everything in my power to come back. For you…
When dying academic Morris Noble tells one last ghost story at a gathering in his Oxford college it is received politely as entertainment, an anachronism in an age of smart phones and instant worldwide communication.
But as the days grow shorter between Halloween and Christmas, and winter closes in on Oxford, two of his audience discover that his story was a confession, and for them at least, his words have an appalling relevance.
Three Winter Ghosts is the perfect supernatural tale for a winter’s evening, long enough to involve (and unsettle), but short enough to read in one or two sittings.
Curl up by the fire, and enjoy!