Supernatural Stories

Fatal Glass Eye

Spooky New EnglandExcerpted from Spooky New England 

retold by S.E. Schlosser

My friend Liverpool Jarge was a small man, wiry and tough, but soft-spoken.  Jarge had one glass eye that was an ugly shade of blue which clashed something terrible with his real eye, which was brown. Then one day Jarge met up with a glassblower, a real artist, who make him a special red eye with a star. After that he started collecting glass eyes. They were the fanciest things you ever did see, with stars and pretty stripes and more colors than any real eyes could ever have.

I went with Jarge when he placed his next order. By that time, he had so many glass eyes that he was hard to please. So I kidded Jarge that he should get an evil eye. Right away the glassblower said he could make a glass eye that was hollow so it could be filled with deadly poison. Jarge was as pleased as punch, sayin’ that a man never knew when he might get to the place where he’d want to commit suicide, and what could be easier than to pop the eye into his mouth and bite down?
Well, me and Jarge signed onto the same ship, and Jarge’s new eye was delivered the day before we set sail. What a creepy eye it was, too—the perfect evil eye. It was made up of rings of color that narrowed into a single red spot. If you looked at it just right, the colors ran together and the red spot popped out and would scare the life outta you. It was hollow, too, like the man promised, and filled with a white liquid.

Jarge tried that evil eye on everyone on board ship—includin’ me. Scared the bejesus outta me, and I’d already seen the blasted thing.  ’Course, all of us told him to lay off or we’d brain him. All of us ’cept a little Cockney feller name of Bell.

Everyone called Bell “Ding Dong” on account of his name. Bell nearly shriveled up with fright each time Jarge appeared with the glass eye. Jarge was tickled to death by Ding Dong Bell’s reaction and took to plaguing the life outta him, putting the “evil eye” on him whenever he passed until Ding Dong truly thought he was bewitched.

So the other men told Ding Dong Bell that he had to steal the evil eye. ’Course, Jarge overheard them and he kept the eye hidden from Ding Dong.  Turned out that the harder the eye was to steal, the more Ding Dong believed that stealing it was the only way to lift his “curse”. Finally, Jarge started wearing the evil eye all the time—to protect it, he claimed, though in truth it was to torment Ding Dong.

One day while we was docked in Port Said, Jarge went aloft on a footrope to scrape a spar. Well, something musta fetched loose, ’cause suddenly I heard a yell, and when I turned around, Jarge was plummeting forty feet headfirst onto the deck. Cracked his skull open like an eggshell and his evil eye came rolling out.

This was Ding Dong Bell’s chance.  He darted out from a corner and grabbed up the eye. When he saw the mate running toward us, he popped the eye into his mouth to hide it from the mate. In less than a minute, ol’ Ding Dong Bell started shivering and fell dead on the deck, right beside poor Jarge.  He’d accidentally bit into the eye and swallowed the poison hidden inside.   

What with Jarge and Ding Dong both being dead, I figured maybe there was something in that evil eye business after all, and I was real glad it was gone.





LOL! That was actualy funny how Bell acidentaly bit into it.:D

Great Story!


good story a+

oh that is so creepy!

Kinda odd. Why didn`t the guy put the eye in his poket?

I dont like the ending but a great story! i wish i had an evil eye to freak ppl out!



kind of awesome and spooky

i think its kinda sad

Whoa, cooooooooooooooooooooooool

Wow creepy but cool


this is a good story. awesome!!! :)


This is really weird... + who would want an evil eye, wit posion in it.... Weird??????

EWWWWW!! who would put something that had been in someone else's eye socket, in their own mouth!!!!

scary ahhhhhh ill give u the evil i

legendery tale :)

nice really nice

lol who would want a glass eye?! rofl i cant belive that he bite the eye!!!!! :D





if he was a sailor, he shoulda just went for the traditional eye patch!

my BFF's cousin has a glass eye....

that is definitly not for kids

they should have made a lazy eye lol

gross & yuck

that was creepy when he opened his head uhhh

One...exciting word!WOW!


totally cool!

loved the story but who names their kid dingdong?well i guess it could b a cool name. haha

sadly ironic

now thats wat i call a campfire story


Bell? BELL! Thats a GIRLS name!lol rofl!

hahahaha but why would you swaloow what came out of an eye????

it was so creepy and bell is so stupid duh


how to make a evil eye...

that was to creepy for words.:)

WEIRD!! :)

CREEPY but really, really, REALLY cool

gimme that evil glass eye

cool but,CREEEPY!!!

i thought that is was not really a good one i'v hered way beater

frozen while reading but coooolllll!!!!!!!!!!(:

Dude CREEPY >:)

Jarge? Really? That is such a weird name!

Kinda boring don't you think?????

Well, I think it is Jarge's fault cuz who wants a @#$%in evil eye???????????????

my brother's step-uncle's daughter-in-law has a glaSS eye cuz her cousin-in-law's ex-boyfrend stucked a wrench in his eye


I LOVE ALL THESE STORYS!!! :D Keep On Writen Um! :)Your All Really Talented :)

omg that's so sad!!!!! all over a joke!!!!!

Kinda a sick twist on Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart"- killing someone because of their eye. Very creepy and eerie!

that was totally CREEEPY!!!!great storymaking y'all

how did they keep the poisin from leaking into his eye sicket? weird


It was real ANd I mean real creeepy!!!!!!!1,0000000000
But cool.



It's his fault, didn't he no thr wuz poisen in thee i?

funny--ding dong "bit" into the eye! he deserves it (who agrees with me?)



that storie scared the blood out of me yikes

Weird... not so creepy though, I'm hard to scare. :D

It is not a very scary story.

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About the Author: S.E. Schlosser

S.E. Schlosser is the author of the Spooky Series by Globe Pequot Press, as well as the Ghost Stories deck by Random House.  She has been telling stories since she was a child, when games of "let's pretend" quickly built themselves into full-length tales acted out with friends. A graduate of both Houghton College and the Institute of Children's Literature, Sandy received her MLS from Rutgers University while working as a full-time music teacher and a freelance author. Read more

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