A Writer's Journey

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.

Maya Angelou

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Victor Hugo

Saturday, April 9, 2011

G and H Combined = Ghosts

In keeping with this A to Z challenge, I'm combining two posts today for G and H because of my lack of post yesterday. I was getting ready to write the post yesterday morning and then my little man came down with a fever and coughing fits. So bear with me. LOL

Getting down and dirty with today's post, I'm going to be combining G and H, but not as two separate things. I was trying to find a way to combine the letters and find my subject that way. Lo and behold -- GHOSTS!

Everyone's got their own version of what makes a ghost. They are one of the things that horror stories have been made of since the dawn of time. Alright, I exaggerate. Maybe. LOL

One of my favorite books I read when I was growing up was Wait Till Helen Comes. This book has stayed in my memory ever since the first time I read it. Needless to say, I was freaked the F#*$ out. LOL It had such an eerie quality to it and I think I was about 10 at the time, so it was especially creepy for me. I think this book was the beginning of my love for paranormal fiction.

Old book cover:

New slightly more creepy cover:

I heard the book was going to be made into a movie now. My only hope is that they don't ruin it. Jennifer Love Hewitt is slated to be producing it. She's the Ghost Whisperer, so maybe good things will happen. LOL

Also, I totally love that show. That is all.

What ghost stories did you guys grow up reading about or watching that had left lasting impressions?


  1. I remember that older version of the front cover! lol I remember reading it and loving it. Nice post. :)

  2. Thanks! I know... I like the old cover because it made me nostalgic, but I had to post that new creepy cover too! Haha!

  3. I haven't read this one, but I remember a story I read long, long ago called Mr. George, or something like that, where a ghost protected a little girl by pushing people down the stairs, etc. Ghost stories still give me the shivers.

    I found you via the A to Z challenge. Good luck!

  4. I loved The Doll in the Garden, which was something of a ghost story :D