Category Archive: Haunted Tales

The Swan Maiden’s Tale

I have not been inspired much lately but  here is a  swan snippet that popped into my beleaguered brain. The images were taken at Hatley Castle’s lagoon in late summer, and after playing  with textures and… Continue reading

Castle Ghosts of Victoria

This was my offering to Ed Mooneys‘ spectacular Spooktacular for Halloween. The castle and grounds are a perfect afternoon haunt. Colwood is an area outside of Victoria and there, in a beautiful setting by the ocean,… Continue reading

Tales from the Basement and Other Dark Places where things go bump in the night

A spooky tale for Halloween- Oh no!  thought Charles as he lay quietly in his bed! The small lamp on the side table began to sputter and flicker and as briefly as a… Continue reading

Ghost Stories of Old Victoria

Old Chinatown.  In the spirit of Ed Mooney’s wonderful ghost stories and history challenges,  here is a little local history. I will have one more for his Spooktacular at the end of the month. Fort… Continue reading

Ghosts at the Lake

a family story We sometimes summered at the lake when we were all young. I look at the old movies and photographs of us- mom, dad, and the four siblings, cousins, friends and grandparents,… Continue reading

Leanne Cole’s Still Life Breakfast Tea

As this is such a busy month and I’m so scattered these days -this is short and sweet (100 word challenge) but here it is  for Leanne’s Story Prompt: Cavete Felem  ( beware… Continue reading

The Rapture, 3rd class

a short story with a bit of irreverent silliness. As the saying goes it seems when others see a light in the tunnel I see an oncoming train. Inspired by Leanne Cole’s photo “up… Continue reading

The Cosmic Sneeze

Inspired by Leanne Cole’s  A Photo that Inspires Words Leanne put up a challenge to write something inspired by her beautiful  shadowy photo.  I use  my photos as illustrations in my own tales… Continue reading

Craigflower Farm

 A short story the farm and manor  a little history of  one of  the heritage sites in Victoria, BC, in story form She watched and waited, hoping to see the children walking home… Continue reading

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