Friday Fictioneers: 24th March 2017

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PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll

A single light blazed in a top window, a beacon for lost and tortured souls.
In the stillness of the night, you could hear their pitiful cries on the wind.
Some said the house was haunted.
Others said it was a mental hospital practicing experimental illegal procedures.
The Authorities left well alone as it was an answer to a problem no-one wished to acknowledge.

Word of mouth told of a haven for the homeless, desperate, lonely and needy, one that provided shelter and compassion without judgement, a bed and hot meal for many of those forgotten and betrayed by Society.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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8 Responses to Friday Fictioneers: 24th March 2017

  1. Dale says:

    I hope it is a haven and not anything nefarious!

  2. michael1148humphris says:

    A candle burning in the night, dare we knock on the door. Intriguing

    • Perhaps a little vague in my wording, but sometimes it is word of mouth that provides access to a sanctuary for those rejected by society for whatever reason, even if only on a temproary basis.

  3. sudershana says:

    It is such an alarming writeup

  4. So it goes with rumors. Guesses—even the wildest–circulate freely. Good work portraying the confusion and speculation.

  5. Now we are all wondering.I like an open ending!

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