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55 - Abandoned

Half-hidden by wild growth, it sits abandoned. Paint peels, doors go unmended. Time wears upon this silent place until the people come, chatting of abandonment, thinking themselves alone as they gather windfall chestnuts. One of them spies a movement at a window, but no, it's just the reflection of a passing cloud...

...or is it?

About Friday Flash 55: The challenge is to write a complete story in fifty-five words. If you've written a 55-flash, go let The G-Man know!


Other Mary said...

Oh, that stage is set for some serious creeps! Great, spooky mood!

October 25, 2012 at 10:55 PM
Margaret said...

'tis NO passing cloud! This is really a fun spooky piece. I think it should be made into a children's book.. ha ha Can you imagine such a book for a 4 year old?

October 26, 2012 at 12:20 AM
Unknown said...

I love your last three words!! AWESOME!!! Mine is here

October 26, 2012 at 4:10 AM
Brian Miller said...

heh its the things out the corner of our eyes that will get us...we rationalize them away....best to watch out....smiles....nice...

October 26, 2012 at 5:15 AM
G-Man said...

That's EXACTLY what I'm looking for today!!
Very eerie....
Very Perfect pic!
Loved your Freaky 55 Ann
Thanks for playing, and please have a Kick Ass Week-End

October 26, 2012 at 8:05 AM
Alice Audrey said...

Everyone in my grandparents neighborhood through their house was haunted. I could never figure that out since it was clearly not abandoned and they were socially active.

October 26, 2012 at 8:40 AM
Ann (bunnygirl) said...

@Alice: My husband and all the rest of his family believed his grandmother's house was haunted, and his aunt currently believes her garage has a ghost. I'm becoming suspicious of my own house, since things have a habit of disappearing and then reappearing in odd places.

October 26, 2012 at 9:03 AM
hope said...

Oh you never know where old houses are concerned. Did they ask permission of the house's former residents to go a gathering? :)

October 26, 2012 at 1:30 PM
Yvonne Osborne said...

Ahhh but of course it isn't! The photo alone gave me the creeps! Time does wear upon poor abandoned places. Great 55 for the season!

October 28, 2012 at 8:30 AM
Jae Rose said...

Gathering windfall chestnuts is such a wonderful image..I can hear the crackles..I wonder if they dropped their bounty and ran..Jae

October 28, 2012 at 3:24 PM

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