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Advent Ghosts 2022

In the spirit of the Victorian tradition of telling spooky Christmas stories, Loren Eaton’s Advent Ghosts challenges participants to write a Christmas themed scary drabble (a story of 100 words). 

Click here to check out Loren’s site, where he has links to all the participants stories.

Now, without further ado, my story…


No Time For Christmas

Flint lay in bed while his former business partner, Marlowe, paced across the hotel room.

“Repent of your avaricious ways and avoid the doom that awaits you,” Marlowe moaned.

“You sly dog, faking your death. Tax dodge, I presume?” Flint chuckled.

Marlowe rattled the chains that bound his rotten spectral body. “You will be haunted by three spirits. Expect the first ghost when the bell strikes one.”

Flint slipped on his sleep mask, popped in his noise cancelling earbuds, and dry swallowed a couple of sleeping tablets. He couldn’t afford a disturbed night. He had a meeting in the morning.


Click here to read my Advent Ghosts 2021 story, The Ghosts of Christmas.

Click here to read my Advent Ghosts 2020 story, Last Christmas. 

Click here to read my Advent Ghosts 2019 story, Just For Christmas.

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