Saturday, December 24, 2011
Merry Christmas everyone.
Every year on Christmas Eve, Loren Eaton hosts the Advent Ghost:
" . .a kind of virtual huddle around the Christmas Eve hearth, and we'd like you to join us. The details? Here they are:
1.) If you want to contribute, email ISawLightningFall [at] gmail [dot] com.
2.) Write a spooky piece of flash fiction exactly 100-words long -- no more, no less. Note that you don't have to write a ghost story, per se. Any genre is fine, but your final result should aim to raise gooseflesh on the back of the reader's neck.
3.) Post your story to your blog on December 24th and email the link to me. Hosting can be arranged for those who don't have their own blogs."
Oops, I sorta forgot today is Christmas Eve. Here's my late entry:
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“Damn,” Sergeant Nicholas mouthed as he tore off the goggles and tucked them in a deep pocket on his thigh.
Corporal Rudy grinned and aimed the infra-red light at the garishly lit house, then counted off five warm bodies all snug in their beds. Sarg Nick nodded and waived the other eight conspirators forward.
They dug in the loot bag for gas masks, adjusting straps as they crept towards the long nights work.
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Loren Eaton is hosting the list with all the Advent Ghost participants on his blog. Check them out, if you're not afraid of a Christmas ghost . .
As always at this time of year, my heart goes out to those unable to be home with their loved ones.