Haibun Today

A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Editor
Volume 5, Number 2, June 2011

Michele L. Harvey
Hamilton, New York, USA


Least Expected

She was a dry New Englander, not the kind given to fantasy, and talked easily about the house she had owned and loved for the past thirty years. It was an old farmhouse with a wraparound porch, set into the southern side of a hill overlooking a broad river valley. On late autumn afternoons, the wind teased leaves across the aged porch boards or sang in its upper eaves. It was at that time and place that she saw him most.

bonfire sparks—
sharing the shiver
of a ghost tale







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