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Today I’m going to be sharing ten short ghost stories from around the world that everyone should read. Click on their titles to read them for free.
1. “Hover” by Samantha Mabry
Sometimes ghosts are more annoying than they are frightening.
2. “Ngozi Ugegbe Nwa” by Dare Segun Falowo
This is the perfect thing to read for anyone who likes antiquing or a good bargain.
3. “Who Will Clean Our Spirits When We’re Gone?” by Tlotlo Tsamaase
I was picturing spirits taking bubble baths when I read this title. Spoiler alert: that’s not exactly what the narrator had in mind.
4. “Live Through This” by Nadia Bulkin
This was one of the most creative approaches to helping a spirit find peace in the afterlife that I’ve ever read about.
5. “Joss Papers for Porcelain Ghosts” by Eliza Chan
Are hauntings less scary if you know the person who is now a ghost?
6. “Therein Lies a Soul” by Osahon Ize-Iyamu
Sometimes spirits become celebrities. This shows how a spirit might react to such an odd response from the living.
7. “The Muse of Palm House” by Tobi Ogundiran
Would you fall in love in with a ghost? I should warn my readers that this is rooted firmly in the horror genre, not in the romance one.
8. “Emergent” by Rob Costello
A haunting from the perspective of a dead person who acknowledges they’re dead but absolutely refuses to be referred to as a ghost.
9. “The House Wins in the End” by L. Chan
Imagine the typical plot from a haunted house story:
- A new family moves into an old, abandoned home
- Someone notices the first paranormal act
- More paranormal acts follow
- The family attempts to help the spirit(s) find peace
- If it works, they stay at the home. If it doesn’t, they generally either die at the hands of the ghosts or move away.
This is about what happens to a haunted house after that basic plot has already played out.
10. “The Stories We Tell About Ghosts” by A.C. Wise
Two words: ghost hunters.