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A Clean Ghost Story

Retold by Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Based on an actual story published around Halloween in the student newspaper at the college I attended as an undergraduate and graduate student. I did try to save the actual newspaper where it appeared, but that source material has since been misplaced and lost to time. It clearly hadContinue reading “A Clean Ghost Story”

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A Royal Hotel March (A Story)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Based on the wondrous Peabody Hotel, where a singular march reportedly takes place on a daily basis for some very special guests.] He is a gentleman who dons a fashionable red suit with brass buttons and a golden braid. It is his daily routine to assume the role of aContinue reading “A Royal Hotel March (A Story)”

Pass It On (A Short Tale)

Retold By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Based on a true story. Hope you enjoy it.] Everyone had just about settled into their theater seats for the piano performance when Mrs. Quinn realized her four-year-old son was missing. She and her husband instantly began a frantic search for him, cut short when they noticed several audienceContinue reading “Pass It On (A Short Tale)”

A Late Night Summons (A Dribble)

Retold by Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: A 50-word dribble based on a peculiar, reportedly true tale that I once learned about in passing]. “Please hurry, Mama is sick,” a red-cloaked child begs on the doctor’s doorstep, amid the snowfall.                 The doctor rushes to save a feverish woman. He says her daughter is a hero.Continue reading “A Late Night Summons (A Dribble)”

The Bridal Altar (A Drabble)

Retold by Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I watched a virtual tour of a section of the Mammoth Cave system in Kentucky, reportedly the second oldest tourist attraction in the United States (right after Niagara Falls). One of the stories told by the tour guide was of a rock formation known as “The Bridal Altar,” whichContinue reading “The Bridal Altar (A Drabble)”

The Reverse Carbuncle

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: This is a flash fiction inspired by an earlier drabble, entitled “Teleportation: The First Flounders,” about a crew on a space station where peculiar things happen. It’s mostly meant for fun, although I may or may not create more flash fictions with these same characters.] “What in spaceports is aContinue reading “The Reverse Carbuncle”

Teleportation: The First Flounders

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I decided to try my hand at a 50-word story, otherwise known as a “mini-saga” (or a “dribble,” I guess). Hope you enjoy it!] “Now, tell me again how this happened, Private Daffodil?” Doctor Illogical asked, one bushy eyebrow raised.                 “Commander Melvin wanted to test our space station’s newContinue reading “Teleportation: The First Flounders”

A Spectral Message

Retold by Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: This story is based on an actual event that happened to one of my relatives, who lost her husband many years ago. They shared a special connection. Enjoy. ^_^] In the months after losing her husband, Margie Caroline often drove to crowded places like the local town mall justContinue reading “A Spectral Message”

Tale of a Written House (An Interactive, Choose-Your-Own-Ending Tale)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: An interactive story that I thought everyone here might enjoy as well. At the end of this piece, I will provide multiple-choice possibilities for the outcome of what happens, and when you respond with your answer, I will respond back with the appropriate epilogue, personalized for you.]                                                              Do youContinue reading “Tale of a Written House (An Interactive, Choose-Your-Own-Ending Tale)”

Peek-a-Boo (A Short Ghost Tale)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Based on a story told to me by a dear relative.] Margie Caroline had decided to sell her home. The same home shared with her husband for more than sixteen years, and then only with his memories for a year and a half after he had passed away. She rememberedContinue reading “Peek-a-Boo (A Short Ghost Tale)”