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The Banshee of Brewster Mansion

by Connie Mroczkowski for Porch Stories™ Ghost Tour 2009, Hudson, Ohio Welcome to Brewster Mansion, where late at night a man working alone in his basement office heard the thump, thump, thump of footsteps treading across the floorboards of the … Continue reading

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Nickshaw’s Hoedown

 by Constance Mroczkowski for Porch Stories™ Ghost Tour 2009, Hudson, Ohio On a crisp December eve, 1806, in the light of a cold winter moon, evil stained Hudson’s heritage with blood spilled in a tale of fear, hatred and revenge … Continue reading

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Murder in a Sleepy Village

 by Kathleen Franks I found it tucked between the old volumes. A small booklet, obviously homemade, not more than an inch thick. “My Stories,” by Ellen Ryan. It didn’t look very old. I looked for the date of publication on … Continue reading

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“Crow”

 by Kathleen Franks for Porch Stories™ Ghost Tour 2009, Hudson, Ohio Halloween and bad luck have always walked hand-in-hand. But in the year 1913, the two of them ran amok in Hudson. My twin daughters, Lily and Lacy, were opposite … Continue reading

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A Man of Orbital Precision

by Kathleen Franks for Porch Stories™ Summer Tour 2008, Hudson, Ohio Since none of you knew my grandfather, Elias Loomis, I have been plucked from the year 1890, to be here with you today, on this porch, in your town, … Continue reading

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Shoulder to Shoulder

by Kathleen Franks for Porch Stories™ Ghost Tour 2009, Hudson, Ohio ~ Yesterday I finally found out what I’ve been wanting to know ever since I was lynched that night. Lynched, you say? Now I know that when hearing the … Continue reading

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A Magical Place

by Kathleen Franks for Porch Stories™ Summer Tour 2007, Hudson, Ohio ~ It’s been said many times by the old-timers around here, that Hudson is a magical place. Those of us who have not been here for fifty years or … Continue reading

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Lady of the House

by Kathleen Franks ~ We had a ladies’ sewing circle back in Connecticut when we lived in civilized society. How I miss those delicate days of dining on a table draped in fine Irish linen with my grandmother’s china placed … Continue reading

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