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ghost story

noun as in fairy tale

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It’s about the huge differences between urban and rural California, the rich and the poor, how a town overcame being dragged to hell and back, and what we have to learn from the fading ghost stories of the 20th century.

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Tell ghost stories or don’t, drink or don’t, ditch your tent and sleep under the stars, doze off under the stars and crawl into your tent at two in the morning.

Feeling a bit like a Dickensian tale of a boy going to the big city, it soon morphs into a ghost story.

When, over the years, I’ve wanted to learn more about Jules Verne, fantasy and science fiction or the classic ghost story, I started by hanging out — either online or in person — with scholars and fans who generously shared their expert knowledge.

Housebound begins like a fairly straightforward ghost story, but then takes a few turns that keep it tonally interesting.

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For so much of the Harry Potter series, Voldemort was the ghost story, but Dolores Umbridge was the actual ghost.

After all, what is history, but a very detailed ghost story?

Along this sky-high route, nearly every 19th-century saloon or historic hotel has a ghost story to tell.

You Are One of Them By Elliott Holt A novel of the Cold War experience told through a ghost story.

You hope that the narrative will go off the rails, but Holt sticks to the boundaries of a ghost story.

It may be said that the truth of this ghost story rests mainly on a stick—leans upon a "heavy white cane."

The ghost story is as old as human speech,—and perhaps even antedates it.

The ghost story may thus quite conceivably be the first form of tale ever invented.

If I did not accomplish these things my ghost story would be unworthy of its name.

If I did not accomplish these things, my ghost story would be unworthy of its name.


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On this page you'll find 8 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ghost story, such as: fable, fairy story, legend, marchen, myth, and tale.

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