I’ve spent the last week with five of my writer friends at the beautiful Weymouth Mansion, where serious North Carolina writers are allowed to stay and work for up to two weeks each year. We try to come each spring and fall and we get so much done on our works-in-progress. The mansion has a long history and even though I don’t truly believe in ghosts, it’s hard for me to discount some of the things we’ve experienced here. This place is haunted, no doubt about it. It doesn’t help that one of our members, Alexandra Sokoloff, set one of her thrillers in this building and there are certain rooms I can’t walk through without remembering the scenes she described so well and so spookily.
How about you? Do you believe in ghosts? I hope you’ll share your experience during this Story Weekend. If you’re new to Story Weekend, here’s how it works: I pick a theme and you share something from your life that relates to that theme, however you interpret it. Thanks to all of you who’ve been contributing. I’ve loved reading your stories. As always, there are a few “rules”:
▪ The story must be true.
▪ Try to keep it under 100 words. Embrace the challenge! That’s about six or seven lines in the comment form. I want others to read your story, and most people tend to skip if it’s too long. I know how tough it is to “write tight” but I hope you’ll accept this as a challenge.
▪ Avoid offensive language.
I look forward to reading your stories!