A Christmas ghost story ~ Mike Biles

Reblogged from Mike Biles at A Bit About Britain:

Ghost stories have long been popular at Christmas, and Victorians loved them. In that tradition, and by way of a change from researching a factual article, I thought I would have a go at writing a spectral anecdote.  So, in the unlikely event that you have a spare five minutes, and with a degree of temerity that surprises me, I offer you A Bit About Britain’s Christmas ghost story…it’s just a bit of fun.

Merry Christmas!

Christmas ghost storyYears ago, my business often took me up and down the country.  When I could, I had taken to breaking the journey with good friends who lived in a little village in the Yorkshire Dales. Theirs was a comfortable stone-built home, with welcoming furniture, an open fire, the happy chatter of children; and, frankly, staying with them was infinitely preferable to camping in some impersonal hotel close to a client’s offices – unless I really had to.  I would usually contribute a bottle or two of something-or-other; they would share their news and evening meal, and allow me to bed down on the sofa-bed in their study. A short distance down the road was the local pub, the Bull, to which the husband, Nigel, and I would occasionally repair for a couple of jars after eating.  It was a convivial place and we’d join a sociable, intelligent, group of men who all enjoyed solving the problems of the world.

Generally, the conversation was light-hearted, but we turned up one May Day evening to find our associates in sombre mood.  The limestone of the Dales makes it famous caving country and there had been a tragedy on the nearby moor.

Continue reading at A Bit About Britain

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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4 Responses to A Christmas ghost story ~ Mike Biles

  1. Thank you, Sue – very kind! Have as wonderful a Christmas as you can, and stay safe!

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  2. An excellent Christmas short ghost story by Mike Biles, Sue. Have as lovely a Christmas and New Year’s eve as possible and take care. 🙂 — Suzanne

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