Campfire Stories

Over at the Confabulator Cafe, all our writers decided to do a little camping this week. As they sit around the fire, roasting hot dogs, making s’mores, and kicking back with an adult beverage or two, they’re going to share some stories. Specifically, campfire stories.

A campfire story is a spooky story told around a campfire. It could be a ghost story, a story of being lost in the woods, or even an urban legend (one of those stories that begins with “this happened to a friend of a friend of mine…”). The campfire is one of the most primal settings for storytelling, and the campfire story reflects our fears about the world. Often there’s a turn at the end of the story which leaves the listener wondering if being out in the middle of nowhere is really a good idea.

So pull up a log and grab a stick for roasting. The fire is warm and it might help keep away the things that live out there in the shadows.

“Whose Woods These Are” by Jack Campbell, Jr.
“Shadow Puppet” by Larry Jenkins
“The Devil’s Hole” by Kevin Wohler
“The Fools on the Hill” by Sara Lundberg
“Bobo’s Haunted Circus” by R.L. Naquin
“Angry Levi” by Ted Boone
“Netstrider” by Angela Kordahl
“The Death Ranger” by Jason Arnett
“Two Sides to Each Door” by Ashley Poland
“A Ghost Story for Pat” by Aspen Junge