Posts Tagged: ghost stories

Wanted/Needed/Loved: Laura Ballance’s Ghost Stories


There is one story that my mother used to tell me often, which has become in some ways a symbol of my childhood. ...more

Word of the Day: Eidolism


(n.); belief in ghosts; etymology difficult to trace, but typically attributed to the Greek eidolon (“image, apparition, phantom, ghost”)

There was something else in the house, unmentioned and unlabelled. A sort of shadowy presence that hovered by the back door. No one referred to it, so I kept quiet, but without ever really actually seeing anything I knew it was a boy.