Thursday, April 26, 2018

Blogging from A to Z Challenge: Do You Love Ghost Stories?

Hello and welcome to the Focused on Story Blog. Today the letter prompt is W. Thank you to Jeremy (Retro) for designing these eye-catching badges for the Blogging from A to Z April 2018 Challenge, a special one designed for each letter of the alphabet. 


~wraith~
noun
   a ghost or ghostlike image of someone, especially one seen shortly before or after their death.
synonyms:
ghostspecterspiritphantomapparitionmanifestation

o    used in similes and metaphors to describe a pale, thin, or insubstantial person or thing.
"heart attacks had reduced his mother to a wraith"

o    literary
a wisp or faint trace of something.
"a sea breeze was sending a gray wraith of smoke up the slopes"--Oxford Dictionary


I love ghost stories, reading and writing them. Maybe it’s because when I was a kid my favorite cartoon was Casper the Friendly Ghost. Emphasis on friendly. I’m not into horror stories of ghosts and demonic spirits creating havoc for a person. 
Remember the TV show The Ghost and Mrs. Muir?

VIDEO--You Tube The Ghost and Mrs. Muir Season 1 Episode 1

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir 
Now this ghost story is the kind I like.

How about that crazy movie, Ghostbusters? And one of my all-time favorites, Emmy award-winning Ghost with Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze?

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Marie Laval’s Little Pink Taxi and the ghosts in that novel.  And if you'd like to read a series of ghost stories, check out Jo-Ann Carson’s, The Gambling Ghosts and The Ghost & Abby Mysteries.

I love stories with ghosts in them so much that I wrote a romantic suspense novel, 
Deadly Undertaking. The setting is in a funeral home—the perfect place for a ghost or what I refer to as a shadow man. Henry was a fun character to write. He's a friendly ghost that is full of mischief, but also very caring. 
Deadly Undertaking by J.Q. Rose
A handsome detective,
a shadow man, and a murder victim
kill Lauren's plan for a simple life.

Why is Henry haunting the funeral home? Is he the key to answer why a murdered man was left in the garage of the funeral home and hidden between the funeral coach and flower car? I mean, everyone expects bodies to be at a funeral home, but really!

Do you love ghost stories too? Please leave a comment below and tell us your favorite.

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5 comments:

  1. Like that word and use and like those movies!

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  2. Hey, JQ. Love this word. I really didn't know of it's ghost connection, only in it's wispy, thin, pittiful connotations.
    Loved both the movie and the TV show, The Ghost & Mrs. Muir. Had a huge crush on the TV ghost. I've shared.

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  3. So, Juneta, you must like ghost stories too!

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  4. Hi Marsha, glad you picked up a tidbit today about the ghost connection. I could see why you had a crush on the ghost. Isn't amazing we can look all these old series and movies online? What a world we live in nowadays.

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