for writers and readers….
I definitely prefer the daylight population of the playing fields to that which comes there after dark.
A ghost story of which the scene is laid in the twelfth or thirteenth century may succeed in being romantic or poetical: it will never put the reader into the position of saying to himself: “If I’m not careful, something of this kind may happen to me!
If any of (my stories) succeed in causing their readers to feel pleasantly uncomfortable when walking along a solitary road at nightfall, or sitting over a dying fire in the small hours, my purpose in writing them will have been attained.
Picture Credit: Dagmar Räder from Pixabay