Twilight seems the favorite time for ghosts. In those last few minutes, as day surrenders to night, they are allowed to roam. It’s understandable, when you think about it, as the sun sets and shadows deepen. They belong to this place, the land of shadow, caught between light and dark, in a world of endless night. We must pity these poor soul and leave them be. Nothing could be worse than their timeless wandering, and we must pray that our own fate never mirrors theirs.
I was asked today why people are so interested in the paranormal and why ghosts are said to haunt places where terrible acts of violence have occurred. It’s a question I get asked often and after listening to one of our big radio stations it’s easy to understand why people want to believe in something beyond our mortal world. The host was speaking to people who had been attacked for no reason other than the attacker or attackers was out for blood. In most cases the attacker got off with a slap on the wrist or the victim was too traumatised to pursue the case through the courts. Is it any wonder, when the arm of the law is so short, that we want to believe in some sort of justice, even if it does comes from beyond the grave?
Some secrets refuse to be hidden and there are some souls that will not remain dead. Old industrial schools and orphanages hidden from sight in the depths of the Irish countryside, remain. There are many such unmapped sites, desolate spots, on lonely stretches of road that the locals still whisper about late at night and cross themselves in fear.
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The bright sunshine is calling me away from my desk and I’ve decided it’s the perfect day for a drive and to visit my dear, old friend Tom. I haven’t seen him in a while, though I stay in touch by phone on the two nights a week that he goes to the pub. It’s the only way I can reach him, as he refuses to have a phone in installed and the idea of owning a mobile is beyond him. He has a host of new stories for me or so he says, and it’s time we went for a bit of a wander, his words not mine. So obviously this means trekking over fields and climbing ditches. Still, if the sun stay out it might not be as bad as I imagine. If, being the operative word. I found out by speaking to the woman who answers the pub phone that Tom will be 84 in June. You’d never think it to look at him, thought his face has a lived-in look, his eyes are those of a young boy. One way or the other, I’ll have a new story for you on Friday. Until then, have a great week.
It’s been a busy, but productive week. My new novel Whispers went on sale at Amazon on Wednesday in ebooks and jumped millions of places overnight. The paperback edition will be available in about two weeks time. A big thank you to all my faithful readers and I look forward to reading your reviews on this. I will have a new ghost story for you on Friday next the 6 Th and the title above is a hint to its content. I’ll keep you guessing until then. Have a great week.
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