A haunted tale for the Kindle Obsessed FB site contest, a short story to go with a picture prompt. I wrote this, only to learn I'd jumped the gun, that they were looking for an actual "Short Story" of 2500 - 7500 words. Ooops!! Here's the link to their site for any short story writers interested:
old portico barely intact;
while boarded panes enhance the gloom
and amplify its sense of doom.
On dead end street we follow track,
‘round ancient home with windows black,
and creeping through a splintered door
we sense that we’ve been here before.
We tiptoe down the creaking halls
our shadows race along the walls,
in austere home with windows black,
till bloody mallet flails attack.
As once the threshold’s crossed, it seems
this house imbeds you in its dreams…
there’s no escape, no turning back
from haunted manse with windows black.
Ginny Brannan October 2012
Written for FB Kindle Obsessed 10/14/12