DO YOU BELIEVE IN GHOSTS?

 

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Here we are for another week. Today we’ve gathered in a virtual state park near a virtual old stone house. Our hostess for this group gathering is the talented and gracious author and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. We’re the Friday Fictioneers group. Our challenge this week and every week is to each write an original story with no more than 100 words not counting the title. It’s supposed to have a beginning, middle, end, and follow the picture prompt for the week. This week’s picture was supplied by Piya Singh and is a repeat requested by Sandra Crook. Thanks, Piya, and Sandra.

To read the other stories by the group, just click on the link given below, then on the little blue frog in the blue box.

The link for this week’s stories is as follows:

https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2016/06/01/3-june-2016/

Genre: Speculative Fiction

Word Count: 100 Words

DO YOU BELIEVE IN GHOSTS?Β by P.S. Joshi

The old stone house stood on park land off Scenic Route 212. Violent deaths had taken place there two centuries before. It was on the list of historic places meant to preserve it. Horrific ghosts still dwelled there some said. What about the footprints, the worn path, and the well bucket?

Bloody footprints were always seen in the dust on the floor. The path to the well was still worn and clear of leaves–the well bucket frequently wet. Park rangers never saw anyone.

One night Ranger, Charlie Simms, screamed, his hair turned white, and he just quit talking. Ghosts?

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51 thoughts on “DO YOU BELIEVE IN GHOSTS?

  1. Yikes! I love how you alluded to the horror through your description of the park ranger. That was very well done and left me feeling more chilled than if you had actually told of what he’d seen. I love a good ghost story. Thanks for giving us something that was so much fun to read. πŸ™‚

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  2. Dear Suzanne,

    Suddenly I hear the Cowardly Lion saying, “I do believe in spooks. I do, I do, I do.” I just had to go there. πŸ˜‰ Good story. I can’t help wondering what the ranger saw or heard.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • Thanks, Rochelle. I’m so pleased you liked the story. I thought it would be all the more terrifying to leave the looks of the ghost to the imaginations of the readers. It would no doubt be scarier than anything I could describe. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    • Hi, Cate. I’m so glad you have some projects going. I’m so sorry you’re still having health problems. I used my middle name on Facebook and Twitter. On Facebook there are two Suzanne Joshi’s. On Google they’ve put some numbers after my name to find me on Facebook. On Twitter I’m Suzanne Joshi @PaSusan2. Just type in Suzanne Joshi in the Search box at the top of your Twitter page. I’m writing flash fiction for a couple different blogs and am also writing longer short stories I hope to publish sometime. I’m taking a couple on-line courses in writing. My husband fell a couple of years ago, broke his hip, and didn’t want an operation so I have a full-time caregiver for him. He’s 85. She helps me also as I still have arthritis and sciatica. Nice to hear from you again. Take care. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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      • Got you! It’s great to see you surging forward, regardless of the challenges that both you and your husband are facing. Forward is the only direction to go in. Wishing you the very best.

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    • Thanks, Diana. I’m so pleased you liked the ghost story that much. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere near that place. I liked that image also. the lady who submitted it was before my time with Friday Fictioneers. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    • Thanks, Plaridel. You have a good point there. Actually, they wouldn’t have to even be hired and paid as they live there. Just the rumors are enough to keep people away. I’m so pleased you liked the story. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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