Just to catch everyone up, he was a Civil War soldier that was shot and killed by his own wife after the war was over. A century later, he is haunting the young woman that he believes is the reincarnation of his murderous wife.
Today, in 1863, the Battle of Chancellorville began and out hero, Alastor, fought in that battle. He wrote home to his then loving and faithful wife to let her know that he was alive.
My Dearest Becca,
I am writing to let you know that I am alive.
We are in Virginia near a town called Chancellorsville and have fought with the rebels for so many days that I have lost count. We suffered heavy losses, many falling in battle. I can only hope that the rebels will give them a decent burial.
Today I helped bury my friends, people I had known all my life and some I had known only months, I prayed that God would forgive me for the crude funeral service that they were given.
Oh my darling, everywhere that I look is just misery and dying. If it were not for your letters in my pocket, I would no longer believe that there is a normal life waiting for me. I think of the men that I laid to rest and wonder if they have wives waiting for them. How can I go on living when life has been stolen from them?
My head aches and I know that I should try to sleep, but sleep never comes. I want to come home. I want to no longer worry about what tomorrow brings. Ah, those carefree days seem like so long ago.
I love you my beautiful Becca, and will carry your memory with me.
So, since I'm feeling a little nostalgic for Alastor, I've decided to giveaway the complete Spiritus Series, but I want to know what your favorite ghost story is! The contest starts at MIDNIGHT!