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Stories and Songs Around the Campfire

  Story Abstract  

Name of the Storyteller: 

Amy Alanis


Title of the Story: 

Insomnia


Story Source Material:

Story Source Material:  Story told from the book, Campfire Ghost Stories, by Jo-Anne Christensen, with permission from Ghost House Books Publishing Company given on April 1, 2005. Permission to use the story received from the author on April 2, 2005, as follows:

“Dear Amy,

Your request was forwarded to me by the staff at Ghost House Books.  I just wanted to say yes, absolutely feel free to use that story or any others of mine in your class.  Thank you for taking the time to inquire, and enjoy your story telling!

 Best Wishes, Jo-Anne Christensen”


Taletype Classification of the Story:

Taletype Classification of the Story: Supernatural Legend


Story Rating:

Story Rating: Young Adults/Adults


Abstract/Summary

Abstract/Summary: A lady purchases a bed in a yard sale. When she goes to bed at night, strange occurrences, including annoying noises and movements, come from the other side of the bed. Desperate for sleep, the lady visits the elderly woman from whom she purchased the bed. The elderly woman shares a strange secret about the bed, while hiding another secret of her own.

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© Elizabeth Figa, 2005