Ghost: 97 Stories to Read with the Lights On by Louise Welsh
By Louise Welsh
Haunted homes, mysterious Counts, weeping widows and stressed souls, here's the definitive anthology of all that is going bump within the evening. Hand-picked by means of award-winning writer Louise Welsh, this pretty selection of a hundred ghost tales will pride, unnerve, and entertain any fiction lover courageous enough...
Here are gothic classics, sleek masters, Booker Prize-winners, old folks stories and classy noirs, proving that each author has a skeleton or of their closet.
The all-star solid of authors inlude:
Hilary Mantel, William Faulkner, Kate Atkinson, Henry James, Kazuo Ishiguro, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Franz Kafka, Ruth Rendell, Edgar Allan Poe, William Trevor, Helen Simpson, Haruki Murakami, Dylan Thomas, Bram Stoker, H.P Lovecraft, Lydia Davis, Sir Walter Scott, Annie Proulx, Chinua Achebe, Angela Carter and Stephen King.
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It’s my job to decide. That pretty much makes me Lord of the Losers. Which is great if you want a Phantom Blade with a Fiery Enchantment, but not so great if what you want is a date to the prom. Luckily, my best friend, Danny Yu, VP and secretary of the Pawns, doesn’t have a date, either. There are many reasons why I love Danny, but the biggest one is that he’s the only person at Wallingford as crazy as me. Like one time, when he was home sick, he saw some daytime talk show that had a bunch of KKK members on it and gave out their official website.
Amy Gershwin’s purple bra is around her waist, like a belt, as she crawls toward them. Across the room, three cheerleaders corner another cheerleader and swipe at her with their long, manicured nails. Scratches mark both her cheeks. I stumble forward and see Danny. He’s lying half underneath a table, kissing Hannah Davis, who turns and kisses Daria Wisniewski. None of them is very dressed. Hannah is wearing Wonder Woman underpants. There’s a part of me that figures Danny deserves whatever happens to him at that point.
I’m sure I stink of vodka and I bet that my eyes are glassy. Any advisor gets a whiff of me and I’m going to get hauled out of here. “Look,” Xavier says, leaning close to me, and I’m startled to hear him speak English. “The rest of them probably don’t care what happens to you, but I want to make sure you understand. That stuff in the vial is an antidote. ” I ask. He laughs. “No way. Look around. People are drinking water and soda and energy drinks. No one drinks punch out of a central punch bowl anymore.