One of my favorite coord challenges is to create something around books and stories, it really gets my brain turning at the possibilities. There are so many good stories that inspire and have fun with that it's sometimes difficult to choose. So for this weeks Lolita Blog Carnival prompt we all take a whack at it.
The story that has a gate and death that has such importance, you ask? Why, it is Oscar Wilde's The Canterville Ghost.
By the later half, thankfully, the daughter, Virginia Otis, takes pity on our favorite spectre and hears him out. The things that transpire does lead to the discovery of why Sir Simon is haunting his old home of Canterville Chase and the dreadful dealings that cursed him to remain. It all involves his lady wife and a riddle that he believes he has no way of solving for himself.
It's very short, very comical, and a little sad but a very good story. I think it was one of Oscar Wilde's first stories to be published if I remember correctly. I do recommend a read through and even watching all of the movies that were adapted from it, each with a slight spin on the story and timeframe in some cases (and one with Patrick Stewart!).
And that's the end of that for me but if you would like to read more from others you can check them out in the links below. There are so many books to choose from and build coordinates inspired by them and this is only but one.