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One pitch black night I was driving home and was ready for my bed My usual route was closed for repairs so I took the minor road instead I was just approaching the old derelict mill that was over to my right When out of nowhere a lady appeared dressed from head to toe in white. I tried to swerve but hit her head on and it gave me one helluva fright Thought what was she doing alone out here in the middle of the night I quickly jumped out of my car and dialed, nine one one on my phone And thinking that I might have killed someone, chilled me to the bone. But there was no sign of her and I feared she was underneath I caught sight of my face in the cars mirror ; I'd gone white as a sheet I quickly got down on the ground and used my phones torchlight And I started praying to God up high that the poor lady was alright. But she wasn't underneath the car and thought was I going insane The wind was howling loudly now and brought with it heavy rain I was all on edge, then got in my car and had the life scared out of me When a loud voice said " operator here, what's your emergency"? Something Spooky 8 to 16 lines Poetry Contest Sponsored by Tania Kitchin Written 5th October 2021.

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Date: 2/5/2022 4:52:00 AM
Hello Tom - This is vivid smooth and more. Through your imagery we are all in the scene. Truly. Be proud of your writing and execution. Thank you for sharing. Blessings always, remain safe.
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Date: 2/5/2022 5:16:00 AM
Thank you very much Lisa, im happy you enjoyed my spooky tale. Hope you have a lovely weekend. Tom
Date: 12/5/2021 12:12:00 PM
What a wonderful spooky story! Keep on weaving these great tales my good friend. Such are gifts this world needs, imho. Another fav... God bless..
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Date: 12/5/2021 12:50:00 PM
Thank you very much Robert, from some of the comments some have said many have had such an encounter on lonely roads. Thanks too for the fave. Tom
Date: 11/10/2021 8:04:00 AM
This is indeed spooky ! Your description is so realistic that it sends chill down the spine .
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Date: 11/10/2021 8:20:00 AM
Thank you very much Valsa, I'm pleased that you enjoyed it. Tom
Date: 11/4/2021 10:50:00 PM
tom back, congratulations**** pangie
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Date: 11/5/2021 1:06:00 AM
Thank you very much for your return visit and congrats Pangie. Tom
Date: 10/31/2021 2:40:00 PM
Congratulations on your win! A thriller with haunting heights. You are an amazing writer and I'm blessed to know you dear friend. Love Chantelle hugs
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Date: 10/31/2021 2:50:00 PM
Thank you very much Chantelle, im happy that you enjoyed my spooky tale, Hope your weekend is going well. Tom
Date: 10/31/2021 2:31:00 PM
Congratulations, Tom, on your well-deserved win. This is such a great spooky story - don't want to experience something like this!!! Anyway, you wrote a winning poem for us to enjoy! But wishes ~ Mala
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Date: 10/31/2021 2:49:00 PM
Thank you very much Mala, not something that I'd like to experience either, there have been reports of sightings on lonely places, hope you are keeping well. Tom
Date: 10/28/2021 2:37:00 PM
Congrats on your very well deserved win, Tom. Loved that Pangie did a tribute for ya!
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Date: 10/29/2021 1:18:00 AM
Thank you very much Andrea, yes it was nice of her to do that. Tom
Date: 10/28/2021 12:51:00 PM
- Of course this is a winning poem ... what a story ... congratulations my friend Tom :) - In our town Haugesund we had a similar story (they said it was true) ... she was called "the black lady" :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 10/29/2021 1:18:00 AM
Thank you very much Ann, have read about similar stories, it's quite spooky, wouldn't like to experience that. Tom
Date: 10/28/2021 5:39:00 AM
This was so appropriate for Halloween. I so enjoyed it.
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Date: 10/28/2021 10:29:00 AM
Thank you very much Elena, I'm happy that you enjoyed my spooky tale. Tom
Date: 10/25/2021 11:54:00 AM
Once again, the master storyteller strikes at Halloween Tom. Flowing lines that put us right there with you. Storytelling is truly your gift! Hope you are well. Was wondering if there were ghost stories associated with the Cunningham clan. Over Fork Over.
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Date: 10/25/2021 12:37:00 PM
Thank you very much Sam, im pleased that you enjoyed it. Im curious now, must check it out. Hope your week is going well. Over Fork Over. Tom
Date: 10/25/2021 10:45:00 AM
A quick fly by with congrats on you win, Tom. Terry
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Date: 10/25/2021 12:36:00 PM
Thank you very much Terry for your return visit and congrats. My muse has gone on holiday I think, the well is dry. Tom
Date: 10/25/2021 7:31:00 AM
Congratulations Pangie
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Date: 10/25/2021 12:35:00 PM
Thank you very much Pangie, doing a bit of catching up. Tom
Date: 10/24/2021 6:51:00 PM
Dear Tom, you are an accomplished master of poetic story-telling. I was riveted by your gripping poem. Your eerie atmospheric and emotional imagery brought me to the scary center of this piece. Congratulations for your excellent win in Tania's contest. Have a wonderful week ahead. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
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Date: 10/25/2021 2:34:00 AM
Thank you very much Susan, im pleased that you enjoyed it. There have been many sightings of the lady in white on lonely roads. Hope you too enjoy the week ahead. Tom
Date: 10/24/2021 2:29:00 PM
Tom, congratulations on your winning placement with your bone chilling tale, there is a place in the US where people have seen this ghost!
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Date: 10/24/2021 2:37:00 PM
Thank you very much Tania, also for hosting the contest. I too read about those sightings, it's not something I'd want to experience. Hope you're keeping well. Tom
Date: 10/24/2021 12:39:00 PM
Dropping back with many congrats on your win Tom:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 10/24/2021 2:35:00 PM
Thank you very much for your return visit and congrats Jan, this contest certainly brought out our dark sides lol. Tom
Date: 10/24/2021 9:55:00 AM
Back with "Congratulations" on this win. You are a wonderful storyteller. Have a blessed autumn day.....................
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Date: 10/24/2021 10:02:00 AM
Thank you very much for your return visit and congrats Paula. Hope you're having lovely weekend. Tom
Date: 10/24/2021 1:30:00 AM
You are such a good narrator, Tom! This is an excellent eerie write for this time of year. ~ Regards // paul
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Date: 10/24/2021 1:54:00 AM
Thank you very much Paul, have since read about such things happening to people on lonely roads in the middle of nowhere, is it their minds playing tricks or is it something else. Tom
Date: 10/23/2021 5:02:00 PM
Hi Tom: Excellent ghostly tale. Sorry to read you haven’t been feeling well. Take good care of yourself. SuZ
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Date: 10/24/2021 1:52:00 AM
Thank you very much Suz, I'm over the worst now thankfully it wasn't covid. Hope you're keeping well. Tom
Date: 10/23/2021 4:48:00 AM
A spooky story, Tom, so is the picture:)
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Date: 10/23/2021 5:40:00 AM
Thank you very much Jo, hope you are keeping well. Tom
Date: 10/22/2021 11:51:00 PM
Nice and spooky for the contest Tom. Enjoyable read...Delice
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Date: 10/23/2021 5:40:00 AM
Thank you very much Delice, im pleased that you enjoyed it. Tom
Date: 10/21/2021 9:57:00 AM
Chilling and enjoyable to read, Tom. Good luck in the contest. Hugs Eve
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Date: 10/21/2021 10:50:00 AM
Thank you very much Eve im pleased that you enjoyed it. Tom
Date: 10/21/2021 1:27:00 AM
Hi Tom, please go to soupmail.Blessings, Jenny.
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Date: 10/21/2021 1:52:00 AM
Have sent you a reply Tom
Date: 10/20/2021 1:43:00 PM
wow tom I got chills reading your spooky tale, you are such a gifted story teller:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 10/20/2021 2:10:00 PM
Thank you very much Jan, Im getting in the mood for Halloween lol. Tom
Date: 10/17/2021 1:44:00 PM
Chilling and marvelous! An eerie tale or nightmare? I enjoyed this, read it more than once.... Blessings, Paulette
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Date: 10/17/2021 1:50:00 PM
Thank you very much Paulette, I'm happy that you enjoyed it. Tom
Date: 10/17/2021 1:27:00 PM
Yes K am well Tom, I hope you are as well. ;0)
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Date: 10/17/2021 1:51:00 PM
Thank you Richard, just getting over a bronchial infection, spent most of last 3 in bed. Tom
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