Spooky Seasonal Tales

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  1. PonyB

    PonyB Senior Stratmaster

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    We all love ghost stories at Christmas.
    Post your spookiest tale, song, or video.
    Sit back, dim the lights, pour a hot alcoholic tonic, and tuck into this grim tale of an arrogant professor and a stalking spirit:
     
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    Mouse The Knees of Rock

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    The worst thing that ever happened to me was on Christmas.

    It was Christmas Eve. I was nine years old. Me and mom were decorating the tree, waiting for dad to come home from work. Couple of hours went by, dad wasn't home, so mom called the office. No answer. Christmas Day came and went, and still nothing. The police began a search. Four or five days went by. Neither one of us could eat or sleep. Everything was falling apart. It was snowing outside. The house was freezing, so I went to try to light up the fire. And that's when I noticed the smell. Firemen came, broke through the chimney top. Then me and mom were expecting them to pull out a dead cat or a bird, and instead they pulled out my father. He was dressed in a Santa Claus suit. He'd been climbing down the chimney on Christmas Eve. His arm was loaded with presents. He was gonna surprise us. He slipped and broke his neck, died instantly.

    And that's how I found out there was no Santa Claus...
     
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    I got no stories. How about an original poem?

    Mysterious Visitor!

    In the crumbling wreckage of my space ship
    I struggled for every breath
    While air leaked out, I started to shout
    As I viewed my impending death.

    I was pinned by my chair, immobile
    My ears had started to bleed
    From the absence of air around me
    The absence of air that I need.

    Just out of reach was my helmet
    It was my only protection
    But what gave me real surprise
    Was the alien in the reflection.

    He placed the helmet upon me
    And on the right way to boot
    I fumbled with latches and switches
    And flooded air into my suit.

    Freeing myself I then slowly
    Crawled across the floor
    I then watched him enter his vehicle
    Through the my capsules' door.

    My vision of him gave me no fright
    While he flew into the dull dimming light
    As turn to me and shouted
    Merry Christmas to all,... and to all a good night!
     
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    I am absolutely gobsmacked by your post, so sorry for this experience.
     
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    "and on the right way to boot", haha, love that!
     
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    Oooooooh!
    Get your beverage and snack of choice and tuck into this dark tale!
     
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    Leofender Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    My sincere condolences, that was gut wrenching to read... I have no idea how heart breaking it must have been for the entire family. :(
    This must be a difficult time of the year for you Mouse... My heart goes out to you bud. Seems like a pithy thing to say, but words fall way short in this case.
     
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    Mouse The Knees of Rock

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    Oh man! I better step in here. I've posted this a few times over many years. Someone usually gets it pretty quick but I guess the more years that pass, the more this gets lost to time...or I'm the only idiot that remembers this scene. :D

    I can't let anyone think this is remotely true. Sorry :D

     
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    Okay, I appreciate that.
     
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    Leofender Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Oh... My goodness... Thanks for the scare... You are a naughty boy... Santa will have added you to his NAUGHTY LIST NOW!
    You are still on my NICE GUITAR PLAYER LIST, however.... :p
     
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    @Mouse I'm stunned to hear about that. I'm so sorry you had to experience that :(
     
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    Huh, I somehow missed a few messages. Forget my post... haha. Oh, boy.
     
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    M.R.James! One of my favorites. But then, I'm a fan of the classics: James, E.F.Benson, Ambrose Bierce, Algernon Blackwood, J.S. LeFanu, etc.
    :D:D:D:D I can't believe nobody caught that!
     
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    John Kendrick Bangs, read by Vincent Price:

     
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    OMG I never knew, that's terrible.

    I hope the presents were ok!


    :)
     
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    Jerome K. Jerome did some great parody/satire:

     
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    Yeah you got it, Wayne.
    MR James, Bierce, Blackwood, Le Fanu, so much great horror writing!
     
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    I like that!
     
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    I love M.R. James’ work…beautifully written and so creepy.
     
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