Friday Fictioneers: 9th August

Thanks to Rochelle who kindly hosts the Friday Fictioneers challenge every week.

Our PHOTO PROMPT Β© Randy Mazie
It was the most envied house on the block in its day.
No-one could remember the family who lived there, only that they were reclusive, the children home schooled, no pets, no music, no visitors.
Now it was boarded up and empty, or so people thought.
By day, the innocuous decorative ironwork lies flat against the wooden panels.
At night, demonic eyes glisten from the railings, sentries on duty to stop undesirables taking refuge within and learning the true nature of the original owners.

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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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30 Responses to Friday Fictioneers: 9th August

  1. Sadje says:

    A dark story to a seemingly innocent picture. Good one πŸ‘

  2. Alice Audrey says:

    I shudder to think the original owners might be back someday.

  3. This should be a Twilight Zone feature. It’s great

  4. msjadeli says:

    Your story gave me the goosebumps, Di. The way you left it suggesting a horrific reality was very effective.

  5. draliman says:

    I wonder how many have tried to sneak in for fun or shelter and paid the price…? Nice one!

  6. Sandra says:

    Chilling. Very.

  7. Intriguing and eerily atmospheric! I like it.

    My tale – ‘No pain no gain!

  8. Dale says:

    I know I won’t go inside and check!!
    Well done!

  9. James McEwan says:

    We can only fear what happens behind closed doors, they are not human, as in human like us.

  10. Dear Di,

    Ominously well written.



  11. granonine says:

    Yeah, see, there’s a REASON we avoid spooky haunted-looking houses πŸ™‚

  12. michael1148humphris says:

    A house to avoid at all costs, and a story with so many grim possibilities.

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