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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Snippet Sunday and Weekend Writing Warriors

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My excerpt today is from Rest Thy Head. In this excerpt my hero and heroine have taken a group on a camping trip. They are sitting around the fire telling ghost stories.

Lucille smiled at Peyton. “The experts haven’t reached any hard and fast conclusions. Some say ghosts are residual energy left behind after a person passes. Others say ghosts are a telepathic image. A sensitive person might pick up on events as they happened years ago. Some even say when you see a ghost you truly are seeing another time.”

Peyton shivered in spite of the fact she didn’t believe in ghosts. It was dark now, and there was no light anywhere except that from the campfire. The darkness made it easier to believe.

12 comments:

Charmaine Gordon said...

You set the scene so well. Interesting to learn Peyton's inner feelings about ghosts.

Frank C. Etier said...

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Teresa Cypher said...

"The darkness made it easier to believe. " A truth, indeed. :-) Wonderful collection of opinions on ghosts, Elaine! Perfect for Halloween weekend. :-)

Veronica Scott said...

Darkness always makes it easier to believe, excellent point you make! Enjoyed the snippet (reading in broad daylight LOL)...great 8.

Gem Sivad said...

Right. It's easy to not believe in ghosts when the sun is overhead. Not so much when it's pitch dark and scary. :D

Sue Ann Bowling said...

Wonder how she'd react to meeting one.

Carrie-Anne said...

It's always interesting to see people's explanations for ghosts. I've always liked the late Arthur C. Clarke's theory, that it's the seeing process working in reverse, where a person sees the image in the mind and then it's transmitted to the eye.

Author, Neva Rodriguez said...

The darkness definitely made it easier to believe, oh I love the creepiness in this snippet! Awesome work, I love reading about ghosts.

Chelle Cordero said...

Terrific line, "The darkness made it easier to believe." I can almost feel the darkness around me reading this snippet. Very factual and yet not at all boring. Nicely done.

Victoria Adams said...

Ghost stories in the dark are always the best.

Millie Burns said...

Oh isn't that the truth. That's why scary movies are best in the dark, and late...My daughter and I were just watching one of those Ghost adventure shows, and the Brookdale Lodge was featured. That's where hubby and I got married. It was fun watching...in the light of day : )

JTsuruoka said...

I'm in. Who doesn't love ghost stories? Nice snippet!