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Dunsany, Lord

The Ghosts

Don’t say I didn’t warn you about today’s story, because admittedly, I didn’t warn you yet, but I’m about to:

it’s a scary one. Frightful! It might cause you to go to sleep with all the lights on, and even then, you might suffer nightmares. You might find yourself short of breath, or you might get jumpy when a rat rustles a garbage can while you’re walking the dog in the middle of the night. In fact, you know the warning signs on roller coasters? Same rules apply here– you shouldn’t listen if you have high blood pressure, epilepsy, don’t like roller coasters, or are under four feet tall. For the rest, to further simulate the experience, why don’t you wait for two hours prior to listening, then after 45 seconds, throw your arms in the air and scream. It’s -that- scary.

And now, don’t say I didn’t warn you, because I just did!

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By miette

Miette has been podcasting the best of world literature's short fiction since March 2005, when she was just a pup.

3 replies on “The Ghosts”

I was wondering, having listened to several of your podcasts and thoroughly enjoying them, where you are from. In one of the past few podcasts you mentioned you lived in the United States but my boyfriend and I have a bet that you are either from Scotland or Wales? We’re probably both wrong.
Thankyou for reading so well, you have a wonderfully soothing voice.
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I love this short story by Lord Dunsany, but I’m afraid your reading of it is a bit too slow and your accent is too deep for us Americans to understand fully.
But thanks for sharing.

I hate this sort of criticism. I’m American and find her reading style just perfect and her accent enchanting. Speak for yourself.

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