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A Skeptical Spirit: 12/13/08
Albert Cowdrey's "A Skeptical Spirit " takes the typical haunted house horror story and turns it on its head. Usually an old home, especially one on a bayou is full of a ghosts or demons needing exorcism. Not this time, though. Albion Merkel's "new-old " home is too quiet and he wants to find out why.
The what (or who) behind the lack of hauntings is very funny. It's of course, a ghost. I don't want to spoil the fun of who the ghost is (or was) or why he's keeping the other spirits out. It's worth reading to find out for yourself.
"A Skeptical Spirit " is the seventh short story by Cowdrey I've read and reviewed. He writes stories I either love or hate. I don't seem to have a middle ground with them. His most recent story goes into the "loved " column. It was short and silly and to the point.
I love the idea of a *lack* of hauntings being suspicious.
Comment #2: Saturday December 20, 2008 at 20:19:03
I liked that twist to the story too. It was fun reading about a guy trying to get his house haunted.