To celebrate next week’s ghoulish holiday, we’re sharing three excerpts from some of our best-selling ghost story collections. First up, “The Flaming Ship of Ocracoke,” a story first published in a story collection of the same name, then later in Pirates, Ghosts, and Coastal Lore, both by Charles Harry Whedbee. If pirates and spooky occurrences are your thing–particularly on the Outer Banks of North Carolina–you’ll love this tale. And the best part? We’re giving away a free copy of Pirates, Ghosts, and Coastal Lore! Just leave a comment below or on this post of our Facebook page–we’ll choose a winner at random on Oct. 31 and ship the book straight to them (U.S. mailing addresses only, please). Perfect for those autumn campfires!
Enjoy! (If you’re having trouble reading the excerpt below, click to read the passage in full screen or on Scribd.) And be sure to check back frequently before Halloween to read and enter to win some of our other best-selling ghost tales.