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The stories may be downloaded and read by an individual without a fee but they may not be displayed publically or redistributed.

In exchange for the fees shown on this site stories may be downloaded, subjected to minor edits, multiple copies printed onto paper and displayed within a single business premises.

You may not include these stories on a web site, trade in them or redistribute them.

One Page Ghost Stories As "Ice Breakers" Or Conversation Starters

Cat surrounde by yellow stars Aimed at many in the hospitality business, especially pubs, restaurants and cafes possibly even take-aways, we are offering a range of short stories that you can print off, frame and put on your wall or laminate and put on your tables.

All based around traditional spiritual beliefs, rumour and just plain humour the idea is to help to stimulate conversation between;
  • Regular customers who have long since exhausted all other topics of conversation.

  • New customers who are looking for a safe topic of conversation with strangers.

  • New couples or groups who could use something to break the ice amongst themselves.

  • Long term couples or groups who can laugh or chat together over an unexpected topic.
We didn't come out tonight intending to talk about Nemesis The Hellbound Cat or The Jiang Shi of China but ....

Are The Stories Short Enough And Cheap Enough For My Pub/Restaurant

Very small image of a peice of A4 with the story on it Each story fits onto one page of A4 so is easy to display on a restaurant's tables or a pub's notice board. As well as being easy to display most people can read a page of A4 quite quickly and will read to the end even if they are not that interested.

Some of the stories are pure Ghost Story, some are factual and some are factual reporting of beliefs in ghosts, spirits or similar non-corporeal beings.

The stories can be downloaded as a nicely formatted Word document and these are charged at £1 per story or significantly less if you buy in bulk.

To access stories individually select a category in the area below and look at as many or as few as you wish.

Customise - The Crown, The Red Lion, The Plough Or The Kings Head

All of the stories can be downloaded as an MS Word document and edited to include the name of your business, generally they work as generic stories, but adding your business name in and possibly changing a word here or there can give them more of a personal feel.

The Bistro was the most popular restaurant in town and the food was always great, but for some reason it always tasted better on Wednesdays.

Can become

The Old Chef's Arms, Worcester was the most popular restaurant .......

Browse Stories

The quickest way to get started is to download either the editor's picks or all 46 stories as one zip file via this page and if you use them come back and pay for them.
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TitleCategoryAuthor CodeStory CodeRead CountEditor's Pick
The Masala GhostSemi Serious1149841 
SnowmanLight Hearted9481797 
Soul GhostLight Hearted9471784 
Rufus The Funny GhostLight Hearted9461804Yes
How to Get the Most from Your Haunted ExperienceLight Hearted8451918 
Trapped Between WorldsLight Hearted8441795 
The Dybbuk Factual/Belief3432008 
Banff Springs Hotel, AlbertaTrue(ish)3421940 
Dragsholm CastleFactual/Belief3402318 

Author Code: There are many authors providing stories for this site, the Author Code helps you find or avoid stories by authors that you like or dislike.

Story Code: Story Codes are simply the next number in an ascending list, so stories with higher numbers are newer than those with lower numbers, the above list is shown with the newest stories first.

Categories: These are an attempt to make finding what you want easier, if you have a serious restaurant you may not want humorous stories.

Editor's Pick: These are stories that are thought to be good examples for the new visitor to the site who is trying to understand what this is all about.