31 Days of Shocktober Drabbles: Haunted

Randee Dawn
Oct 16 · 1 min read
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The ruined house’s door flew open and a teary, white-haired young woman stumbled past where Mr. Wizzle leaned on the porch. “You monster.”

Wizzle sucked on his pipe; breathing hellfire stoked him. He knew what she’d seen inside: the afternoon her brother locked her in the closet for eight hours.

Earlier, visitors had seen friends murdered; a too-hot bath that boiled the skin; marital bed violations. The possibilities were infinite, just like their memories.

Sadly, only at Halloween could humans be enticed into a haunted house.

Of course, that was a lie. The house was not haunted.

But people were.

Day 16 of 31: 100-word Drabbles.

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