The Cold Embrace
“The Cold Embrace” is a short story written by Mary Elizabeth Braddon. It tells the haunting tale of a man named Mark whose deceased fiancée, Lucy, seems to return from the grave to visit him at night.
The story explores themes of love, guilt, and the supernatural. Mark grapples with the eerie and mysterious appearance of Lucy’s ghostly figure. The tale delves into the psychological and emotional effects of loss and the blurring of the boundaries between the living and the dead.