Friday Fictioneers: 24th March 2017

Here is this week’s photoprompt for all Friday Fictioneers:
https://rochellewisoff.com/2017/03/22/24-march-2017/#like-5928

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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 which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and have a terrible sweet tooth for jelly babies or fruit pastilles. Best friends are Hubby, our dog Maggie, Bro in NZ, MSM and MOH (and his dog). I am also a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we were once again house hunting until September. We now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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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!

    Click to read my story

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