alisa alering

Writer of fantasy and other fictions

Do you know this story?


I was reading John Mutford’s Short Story Monday post over at The Book Mine Set, and because he was reading Graham Greene, it reminded me of a short story I read and really really liked, except I can’t remember what it was called or where I would find it.

It was by Graham Greene (who is awesome, awesome, AWESOME) and it was in a collection of ghost stories I got out of the library in Virginia. A guy is in a movie theater and someone is sitting beside him, and really that’s all I can remember but it was sooo good. And good and creepy.

Does this mean anything to anyone? Please help.

Author: Alisa Alering

I write stories. I read stories.

3 thoughts on “Do you know this story?

  1. looks like he wrote 49 short stories, compiled here:

    list of stories near the bottom of this page:

    But you’re the librarian, so I’ll bet you knew that already.

    I’ve only read the Quiet American — what’s next?

    • Most of those stories don’t have descriptions, so it’s hard to tell. I started with ‘The Blue Film’ for the obvious reasons, but Wikipedia says it was set in Thailand, which my story definitely was not. At first I thought all I would be able to do after that is eliminate anything in May We Borrow Your Husband? which I read in captivity in a Jaipur hotel. But I’m getting a really strong feeling about ‘A Little Place Off the Edgeware Road’, so I’m going to see if I can find that collection and check it out. Thanks for not being half as lazy as I am.

  2. Sorry I can’t help, but good luck with the search. I agree the Greene is awesome though…

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