It’s Wordcount Podcast time again. I did mention that I was submitting a story for the Hallowe’en episode. Ghost stories are not my natural writing sweet spot, though I love a reading or hearing good, spooky story.
— Chris Smith (@Krstvr) October 29, 2015
I struggled with starting my story for the podcast, until three days prior to the deadline, when I took my lunch break walk through the Codman Estate in Lincoln, MA. The formal garden has mostly gone to sleep for the winter, and there was something quietly sinister about the shadowy garden and its inhabitants under the dull sky that inspired a story. Poor Marley.