Join Free! | Login    
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  Pamela Taeuffer, iKeith Dyne, iShirley Houston, iRM DAmato, iLois Santalo, iRussell Williams, iJE Thompson, i

  Home > Action/Thriller > Articles Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

K. C. Woolf

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Articles
· 1 Titles
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Dec, 2010

K. C. Woolf, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Haunted Hause and Gruesome Graveyard.
by K. C. Woolf   
Not "rated" by the Author.
Last edited: Monday, December 20, 2010
Posted: Monday, December 20, 2010

  Print   Save    Follow    Share 

Story settings for Halloween, or: inspired by travel.

I love this time of year, with its dark, windy nights, the colourful leaves piling up on the lawn and the fruits of our summer labour (which is basically limited to watching the fruit grow and ripen) stacked in the pantry.
I don't even mind the fuss about Halloween, but it probably helps that trick-or-treating is not very popular here.

Actually, I remember only one instance where one of the neighbour's kids came to ring our door bell on Hallow's Eve, possibly lured by the jack-o-lantern I'd put on our doorstep. It happened a few years ago, and it was an utterly embarrassing experience.
I try not to have any candy in the house, so I had to dig into my emergency stash of dark, bitter (Belgian) chocolate.
Who could have guessed that he wouldn't be happy? Either way, we haven't seen him since. I can only assume he survived.

What I love most about the end of October is that invisible blanket of deep but snug melancholy that seems to cover us all. Once more, we remember our loved ones, we start contemplating the year that's coming to an end, prepare ourselves for a cold (and possibly long) winter, and gather around the fire to express our hopes for what might come next. (There might have been some projection going on in this paragraph.)

It's also a great period for writing. I usually find my imagination running wild, especially late at night, trying to squeeze my novel or other stories into twists and turns I wouldn't think of during the lighter half of the year.

Today, in anticipation of the days to come, I wanted to share a few pictures I've taken over the past couple of years. It's an eclectic collection, but they're all places or buildings that could be the perfect setting for a ghost story, a scary novel or a real-life Halloween gathering with friends.

Now picture these locations on a dark October night. What gloomy adventures could be happening there, at this very moment?

Boscastle, Cornwall. The Museum of Witchcraft

Asthall Manor, Oxfordshire, England

Graveyard at Asthall, Oxfordshire, England



Details on one of the tombs.
Graveyard at Asthall, Oxfordshire, England

Church of Notre Dame at Epernay, France

Alchemist's Street, up in the castle. Prague, Czech Republic

Old castle steps. Prague, Czech Republic.

Graveyard, Crail, Scotland

House in Olot, Catalunya, Spain

Jewish cemetery in Worms, Germany

Temple of Mars, Rome, Italy

[Except for the jack-o-lanterns, all images in this article were made by the author]

Web Site:

Want to review or comment on this article?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Popular Action/Thriller Articles
  1. Directing Adam West in Omega Cop
  2. Narcissists, Social Media, and Porn
  3. The History of the Vampire (Vampyre)
  4. John Carradine and Me. What a Surprise.
  5. Aloha Lady Blue
  6. Hidden Impact book review
  7. Sandra Bullock Goes Dog Crazy for Dogs wit
  8. Did 007 Sleep with Moneypenny? She tells a
  9. A Beautiful Mind, book review
  10. Seals, Sea Gulls and other Sounds

Undocumented Visitors in a Pirate Sea by Jeffrey McCord

A professor hired by U.S. Naval Intelligence investigates the suspicious death of a Marine on a Caribbean island, taking readers on a fact-filled journey through historic pirate wa..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Shadow Walkers by Terry McAnally

A college student is terrorized by a spirit who is trying to get her to move away...  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.