My Halloween fiction story, Bon Fire,
posted on Cemetery Tomes – modern gothic fiction site.
Have you ever sat around a campfire or backyard fire-pit with a group of family or friends and take turns telling scary stories. Bon Fire is about that kind of get together. Who has the creepiest tale, the most believable urban legend, who’s just recycling the same story from last year? Sit in with my group of friends and find out.
This is semi-autobiographical and makes for some traditional Halloween reading. When I was younger, we used to go camping with friends. Besides enjoying the great outdoor scenery, the only other good part was sitting around the campfire at night, drinking Ale and telling wicked tales. (in a bar it’s beer, but when you’re in the great outdoors it’s automatically called Ale) This is what happened on one of those nights.
The story is light on horror, more like a strange tale with gothic overtones. A perfect read for all ages and with a little personalizing, a great tale to relay at your own scary storytelling get-together this Halloween.
Michael Thomas-Knight – Bon Fire
Originally published in my chapbook, The Clock Tower Black, from Goblin Press (2007). Out of print.
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