The irrepressible Jack O’Donnell returns to the playground with The Holy Ghoulie Revisited, the tongue-in-cheek tale of a near-encounter with the school ghost.
Then the prolific Ron A. Sewell treats us to Partners in Time, the haunting tale of a romance that spans the centuries.
Our last tale of 2010 comes from the lovely M. W. Harris, who reveals the dark secrets of another haunted building in The School.
But our departing words have been contributed in the form of this poem by the ever-reliable Angus Shoor Caan:
and raise your glasses, prime the band,
when ' Auld Lang Syne ' begins to play,
we're stepping into New Year's Day.
I note as I gaze around the place,
an empty chair, a missing face.
My instinct is to make amends,
and pledge a toast to absent friends.
An emotional time can bring the tears,
now at this changing of the years.
It's hard to stay with the pretence,
when we think of absent friends.
Where did he go, where is she,
do they still remember me?
And what of those who've passed away?
absent friends on New Year's Day,
absent friends every day,
absent friends, where are they?