Genre Writing Challenge April 20

Today’s genre and image: Haunting

It is said you can still hear the screams and cries from the goings-on in the house on the hill.
It was closed years ago after the scandal devastated the town. Who would have thought such an upstanding citizen hid such a ghoulish secret and taste for human flesh.
Left to rot and decay, it stands as a monument to the uncaring and the dead, the glass shattered by the pitch of mouths screaming for release.
It was once beautiful, as are all things until greed and power take a hold.
In the night, the wind howls through the broken windows and holes in the roof, but it is not the screams of the dying that echo into the empty darkness.
It is the Soul of the house trying to evict its shame.

About pensitivity101

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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12 Responses to Genre Writing Challenge April 20

  1. Oh I like this. Love a bit of horror.

  2. Sadje says:

    Wow! It sent shivers down my spine!😱

  3. blindzanygirl says:

    Oooooerrr Di. I better give that house a miss!

  4. colonialist says:

    A good spot of Gothic. A place to be avoided on a bright day, never mind a dark night!

  5. When your house is ashamed of you, you’ve definitely crossed the line. Great story, dark and sinister.

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