When I wrote this story for the Gothic Pax, I wanted to pay tribute to a couple of themes within Gothic literature. I was thinking of the books Dracula and Jane Eyre and how when I was at University in Montreal, the huge, old sprawling mansions of Westmount made me recall those stories.
I used an actual haunted house as the setting for this story, a story that is as tragic as it is beautiful. The story is told through the eyes of Jamie, who has just entered adulthood and is in the throws of discovering who he is and what he wants out of life. He is a lonely soul in his own way which leads him to the journey he takes in this house.
This house in question is pictured below. Apparently it is lit up every night, all night long, and pictures taken of it have shown a mysterious figure standing at the window. Do you believe that houses can be haunted? If you don’t, you might change your mind after reading this story.
Mist in the Night by D.J. Manly is now available at Amber Allure.
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