GREAT AUNT’S BEQUEST

 

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Photo Copyright: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Here we are once again. This week we’re gathered in the virtual living room of an old mansion on a rainy night. Our hostess for this gathering is, as always, the gracious and talented, newly-retired from her day job, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. We’re the Friday Fictioneers. The challenge for each of us in the group this week, as always, is to write an original story with no more than 100 words. It’s supposed to have a beginning, middle, end, and follow the picture prompt provided for the week. This week’s prompt was provided again by Rochelle. Thanks, Rochelle.

To read the other stories from group members, just click on the link given below, then on the little blue frog in the blue box. The link for the other stories this week is as follows:

https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2015/10/14/16-october-2015/

Genre: Speculative Fiction

Word Count: 100 Words

GREAT AUNT’S BEQUEST by P.S. Joshi

Rebecca inherited her great aunt’s decrepit Victorian mansion. A trained decorator, she decided to remodel.

She’d gone to look it over, and became interested in several problems. Now it was dark. Worse, powerful gusts of rain were assaulting. She decided to stay the night.

Finding clean blankets in a closet, she removed the dust cover from a couch.

“Good thing I paid the electricity bill.”

Sometime later, she woke in a cold sweat. Her heart thumping, she saw her breath.

A pale female form glided toward her.

“I want to tell you why I left you this house,” it said.

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33 thoughts on “GREAT AUNT’S BEQUEST

    • Thanks, Diana. I’m so happy you liked the story. I guess she wouldn’t have come back unless she had something important to say. I don’t think Rebecca’s sure as yet whether she’ll keep the house or sell it. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    • Thanks, Patrick. We can be sure the house will be more pleasant as Rebecca is trained in decorating and has a team working with her. Her great aunt knew this. Maybe she just wanted a more pleasant place to haunt. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    • Thanks, Bjorn. I have a DVD of that old movie and I’ve read the book. Maybe that was in my subconscious when I wrote this. If I was in the place of my character, leaving might also be somewhere in my mind. πŸ˜€ — Suzanne

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