Eerily Silent

For the visually challenged writer, the photo is of the ornate entrance to large, brick mansion at night. Image from the Tama66 at Pixabay.com.‘Are you sure this is the place?’
‘Yep, that’s what it says on the paperwork.’
‘But it looks deserted! Have you got the date right?’
Craig nodded.
‘Well I’m not going to knock on the door!’
Just as he got out of the car, a dark cloud passed across the moon and an owl hooted.
Sheila shuddered.
‘I don’t like it!’ she hissed from the safety of the passenger seat.
Craig pulled the door chain and heard a bell toll within.
He tried again two minutes later.
No response.
Confused, he returned to the car.
‘I don’t understand,’ he began.
‘Oh my god!’ Sheila screamed. ‘Look up at the window to the right above the door!’
Both saw the terrified face of a young woman, her hand frantically tapping on the glass.
‘Call the police.’ Craig stated starting the car, and tossed his mobile into Sheila’s lap.

Written for Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.

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 an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. 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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17 Responses to Eerily Silent

  1. msjadeli says:

    Hoping the woman is saved!

  2. Sadje says:

    A nice spooky story. 😀

  3. Fandango says:

    Ooh, what a chilling tale…and so well written.

  4. judeitakali says:

    Very tense, loved it❤️

  5. And…..What happens??????

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