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To think that a classic ghost story, with classic ingredients, DOES NOT INCLUDE A TOWER!

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Salmotrutta Fri 14-Jun-13 23:11:49

Towers with secret doors are FOR FAIRYTALES.

Not ghost stories.


usualsuspect Fri 14-Jun-13 23:13:34

You are very wrong.

All ghost stories have a tower with a secret door, THAT MUST NOT BE OPENED IN A THUNDERSTORM

SPsCliffingAllOverMN Fri 14-Jun-13 23:14:19

Ghost stories involve broken down cars in the middle of no where and phones that either lose battery or signal.


Salmotrutta Fri 14-Jun-13 23:14:24


It must have a neighing horse.

tethersend Fri 14-Jun-13 23:14:59


You obviously didn't go to school in the early eighties

squoosh Fri 14-Jun-13 23:15:02

But where else do they keep the pesky mad women who break out and roam the house on a stormy night?

Salmotrutta Fri 14-Jun-13 23:15:09

I think you'll find you are talking bolleaux usual.

As usual.

Salmotrutta Fri 14-Jun-13 23:15:28


usualsuspect Fri 14-Jun-13 23:15:56

Thank you.

If not a tower, than an attic, which is a bit like a tower.

Salmotrutta Fri 14-Jun-13 23:16:12

If you think I'm watching that tethers you ARE MAD.

SPsCliffingAllOverMN Fri 14-Jun-13 23:16:39

Also basements or attics can be involved. No towers. Only her with the long hair has a tower.

<joins Salmo>

Salmotrutta Fri 14-Jun-13 23:16:49

Well, if you'd said attic... hmm

Salmotrutta Fri 14-Jun-13 23:17:38

How about a cellar?

With a dodgy lightbulb?

LineRunner Fri 14-Jun-13 23:18:09

I think, squoosh, you'll find you are making the elementary mistake of confusing a ghost story with mid 19th century quasi-gothic literature.

usualsuspect Fri 14-Jun-13 23:18:37

The best ghost stories are in big fuck off houses with towers.

Phones? SP ,no phones in the olden day ghost stories.

squoosh Fri 14-Jun-13 23:19:29

It was kind of ghosty though as she gave poor old Jane Eyre the proper shits.

SPsCliffingAllOverMN Fri 14-Jun-13 23:20:15

I'm not from the olden days so I'm doing modern ones grin

Whats her name with the long her and lives in a tower?

LineRunner Fri 14-Jun-13 23:20:15

Edgar Allen Po.

usualsuspect Fri 14-Jun-13 23:20:22

The best ghost film I ever saw had a ghost up the tower.

squoosh Fri 14-Jun-13 23:20:23

I think that's the phrase Charlotte Bronte used 'the proper shits'

<checks edition>

SPsCliffingAllOverMN Fri 14-Jun-13 23:21:40

Usual Was it called 'The ghost in the tower' as well grin

Salmotrutta Fri 14-Jun-13 23:21:58



usualsuspect Fri 14-Jun-13 23:24:27

That's a great name for a ghost story.

The ghost up the Tower.

I might write it,

SPsCliffingAllOverMN Fri 14-Jun-13 23:25:07

But what would it be about usual Its a bit of a vague title

Bimblepops Fri 14-Jun-13 23:26:35

Carry on up the tower?

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