Creative Writing
Dr. McGoldrick
Story 2 Ghost Story/Tone


Your next story will be a ghost/horror story. For homework, read two or three of the following tales that are online in their complete text…just to get a feel for it.
Your story can be anything. You can make it contemporary or historical or futuristic. You can also combine sci-fi or fantasy elements.
The length, however, will be limited to 1000 words…only about four pages, 12 pt font, double-spaced. Keep this in mind as you plan your tale…
The focus on the story will be on tone. We’ll talk about that on Friday, before you really begin writing.

Edgar Allan Poe online stories
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2148/2148-h/2148-h.htm
The Cask of the Amontillado
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2148/2148-h/2148-h.htm#2H_4_0010
The Pit and the Pendulum
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2148/2148-h/2148-h.htm#2H_4_0014
The Premature Burial
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2148/2148-h/2148-h.htm#2H_4_0015

ALGERNON BLACKWOOD stories

The Man Who Found Out (A Nightmare)
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/16726/16726-h/16726-h.htm

Or other ghost stories that you are aware of…