WHERE WOULD A SLEEPOVER with friends or a camp out around the fire be without scary ghost stories? This month, we have you, our readers, to thank for the compilation of thrilling tales of ghostly encounters and mischief (‘Ghostly Real Encounters’, page 30). I’ve never had the pleasure of meeting a disgruntled spirit, but after reading these stories of first-hand experiences with ghosts, I have no doubt about their authenticity.
A huge thank you to everyone who sent us a submission for this story. Well-written and compelling experiences like these make our magazine so readable. That’s why, this month, we’re launching a programme for readers that elevates you from reader to Field Editor. Our Field Editors are active readers who like to participate in the magazine, such as those people whose stories appear in My Story, Kindness of Strangers and Smart Animals. We’re looking for Field Editors to share their stories and tell us about amazing people and events in their community. Go to page 9 for details.
We’re also calling for submissions for our sixth annual 100-Word Story competition. Details are on page 126.
LOUISE WATERSON Editor