Small Town Secrets

Small Town Secrets St. Ignace is a small town in the foothills of the Laurentian mountains, once famed for its beautiful views and robust timber mills. At the height of its development in the 1840s, more than 5000 people lived there enjoying prosperity and good health. The church of St. Ignace was built before thatContinue reading “Small Town Secrets”

The Mortician’s Son (unedited)

Fergal Donnelly moved his small family from the Irish homestead they’d kept in the family for generations in the summer of 1855. He would have left sooner, but after a pint or two with a Canadian ship crew docked at Galway, he knew he could never put his wife and infant son in that sortContinue reading “The Mortician’s Son (unedited)”

The Devil’s Acre (unedited)

Left For Dead in The Devil’s Acre Joseph Ambrose was a perpetual bachelor, and happy to be so. He had no need for a woman bent on cleaning him up or changing his ways; he liked his meat fatty and his drinking cups full.  Truth be told, he didn’t like men, either. As long asContinue reading “The Devil’s Acre (unedited)”

Remembering Camille

By Kate DejongeEdited by Stephanie Smith Chapter 1 October nights were always busy at Madame Vera’s parlour. While she spent most of her year sitting for middle aged women who wanted to know when true love was going to save them from acquiring more cats, Octobers were her bread and butter. She put her pumpkinsContinue reading “Remembering Camille”

Remembering Camille – part 1

October nights were always busy at Madame Vera’s parlour. While she spent most of her year sitting for middle aged women who wanted to know when true love was going to save them from acquiring more cats, Octobers were her bread and butter. She put her pumpkins out on the small stoop of her storefront-turned-home/businessContinue reading “Remembering Camille – part 1”

Helen’s Story – part 1

On days like these, when the sun was shining and the birds were singing, Helen almost felt like things might be returning to normal. She sat at her kitchen table, knees tucked under the plastic floral material that hid the old burns and scars carved into her once loved Formica dinette, slowly nudging the LazyContinue reading “Helen’s Story – part 1”

The Cemetery That Never Was

I can’t tell you the number of years that I woke up in a cold sweat, shaking off the haunting residue of a nightmare that left me considering my sanity. To most people it wouldn’t seem like much of a dream, let alone a scary one, but to me it was the ball and chainContinue reading “The Cemetery That Never Was”

Past Life, and Death

When I was five years old, I started having a recurring dream. I had this dream often until in the sixth grade I finally wrote it down and submitted it as a school project. I remember waking up terrified, crying, and not understanding what it was that I was seeing. At five years old, IContinue reading “Past Life, and Death”

On a Dark, Dark Night

Anyone who grew up in the Hamilton, ON area will be familiar with The Hermitage Ruins in Ancaster. It’s a conservation area located on Sulphur Springs Road, and is home to the locally famous ruins of the Leith family home. Everyone knows that the grounds around the ruins are haunted, that’s not even up forContinue reading “On a Dark, Dark Night”

The Ghosts of Fort George

Visiting a historical fort is fun for any history loving person, but it takes on a whole new flavor when you’re psychic. I’ve been to Fort George in Niagara on the Lake a few times now, but it was my first visit that I will always remember with the most clarity. I used to workContinue reading “The Ghosts of Fort George”

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