A Christmas Ghost Story

A Christmas Ghost Story

A type of story I would never have thought of writing but decided to try my hand at is a Christmas Ghost Story. A friend of mine who I won’t name but lives in Keighley has written a Christmas Ghost Story for a number of years so, as I don’t do cards I thought I’d have a go at the literary tradition to fill in any Yuletide communication gap. It turns out I’m not bad at them, though really they’re seasonal non-ghost stories rather than anything in the style of M.R.James. The only precondition I insist on is I must get a decent idea enough in the year for me to be able to write it in a leisurely style over a number of months before sending the completed tale out around the shortest day. So far I have done three such stories to great critical acclaim – this year six people have responded enthusiastically to the five pager – a new record! And I already have my idea for the 2019 edition, so it looks like a little sub-canon of such work is starting to build up among the Duckworth work numbers.

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