Stolen Ghosts (Flash Fiction Part 2)

Image by vishnu vijayan from Pixabay Flash Fiction #139 "Here's my idea. You know we Asians are really afraid of ghosts, but more than half of our students are American born and grew up here in New Jersey, who are not really afraid of ghosts like us. We grew up in Asia and we are … Continue reading Stolen Ghosts (Flash Fiction Part 2)

Stolen Ghosts (Flash Fiction Part 1)

Image by vishnu vijayan from Pixabay Flash Fiction #139 The rivalry between the "Ivy Training Center" and "Step By Step Academy" has been well known in the Asian immigrant community and it was elaborated in a previous story. Recently Ivy, the owner of the "Ivy Training Center", is a little worried about the student enrollment … Continue reading Stolen Ghosts (Flash Fiction Part 1)

Real Life Ghost Stories

Image by Enrique from Pixabay A Haunted House This is a real story, which was told to me by my friend H. She lives in Queens, New York, in an area with more and more people of diverse ethnicity moving in since about 15 years ago. And most of the original residents have moved out … Continue reading Real Life Ghost Stories

“Hallowe’en Party” And The Change Of Taste

I thought I was going to read Agatha Christie's "Hallowe'en Party" today, but I just can't bring myself to read it. I feel that I am trying to squeeze myself into the jeans I used to wear when I was a teenager. Not that I wore jeans in those days. I was so skinny then … Continue reading “Hallowe’en Party” And The Change Of Taste

Scary Things I’ve Encountered

I really haven't encountered scary things in my life, and now I feel that my life is strangely inadequate in this aspect. Probably many people are like me in this way, and probably this is why many people like Halloween, just to be scared once a year, to have the experience of fear and the … Continue reading Scary Things I’ve Encountered

Binge Watching Scary Movies

Years ago in Pittsburgh, my friends liked to go to the popular local Halloween parade around this time. Often they brought back descriptions of what they saw--for example someone who painted his body with paints with blood dripping from a fake wound. I don't believe that's body paint. Since it is cold, like today, around … Continue reading Binge Watching Scary Movies

Ghost Arriving Before Halloween

I am talking with two friends in a cafe. One of them asks me to look at a picture on his laptop. I lean over and stare at the screen. Minutes later, when our attentions come back to the hot tea arriving at our table, we notice the other friend's absence. At first we think … Continue reading Ghost Arriving Before Halloween