She received her MFA in fiction from Cornell University, and her short fiction has appeared in several literary magazines.
The new school year is starting, which means students will sit down to write ghost stories to write about first stories of the semester and perhaps ever for their creative writing classes.
A good way to learn the steps involved in turning an idea into story or for teaching students to do so is to dig into the logistics of the idea. You can read the entire story online.
A man captures and stores ghosts for a living. But what does that mean, logistically-speaking? Where are the ghosts found? How are they captured?
Where are they stored? These are basic questions, but the answers are crucial to developing the story. Just maybe like two hundred times. Of course some of those ghosts would be babies. And, of course, some of those babies would have died in incubators. But, note the verb that Kanakia uses: These answers flesh out the story by creating the world, but they also create the character.
The most important question is one that many readers might not think to ask: What kind of person captures and stores ghosts? The rest of the story explores what happens to such a character when he is faced with a problem that connects his supernatural profession to a mundane problem finding a boarder.
That story is impossible without the depth of character revealed in that paragraph about ghost babies. Which genre element are you using? Ghosts, zombies, werewolves, aliens, etc? But it also applies to literary stories. Is your literary story a love story, revenge story, coming-of-age story, marital affair story, death of a loved one story, or dating mis adventure story?
There are probably others; the point is that most stories fall into a genre of some kind, which is why my 11th-grade English teacher always claimed that no one had written an original plot since Shakespeare who also borrowed his plots.
Where does the idea exist? Try to get away from the default, bland world that is often associated with an idea haunted houses for ghosts, nighttime underworlds for zombies, middle class suburbs for love stories.
Where can you put the story that would make it seem original? What setting would make you unsure how the story would proceed? Kanakia realized that ghosts could be babies, and so he took the story, at least for one paragraph, to a place where those ghosts could be found.
How can you do this for your idea? What is the basic mechanism of the idea.
Ghostbusters put the ghosts, which tended to be monstrous-looking, into an opaque vault. By figuring out the mechanical logistics where and how of the idea, the story creates a space for a character to inhabit.Ghost Stories was an anthology series telling the tale of thrillers that were meant to scare and entertain you.
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Short scary ghost stories for kids and adults to tell around the campfire. Some are true stories inspired by real-life events and others are pure fiction, designed to send a shiver down your spine.