IT’S NOT JUST A STORY by E.F. Olsson {SHORT FLASH}

IT'S NOT JUST A STORY by E.F. OlssonIT’S NOT JUST A STORY by E.F. Olsson

I told them not to rent out the house when they came to look at it a month back. But here they are now like I’d said they’d be; his old truck parked in front and loadin’ it back up. At least this one’s got a trailer hitched up. Not like the others who made trips back into that old house.

I thought about goin’ over and tellin’ him ‘I told you so’, but as I got to the fence, I saw her watchin’; a silhouette in the window. There’s nothing to her face, just blank, no features. But you can feel the stare. I stopped and went back in and clinched my rosary sayin’ a prayer.

All I know is when she wants you out, you’ll be out. Maybe next time someone’s strollin’ through interested will listen to me and save themselves a month’s rent or two–because as I tell them all, it don’t matter what time of the year it is, when this ghost comes out, you’ll be remembering my story and running.


IT’s NOT JUST A STORY is my submission to the weekly writing challenge by Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers (https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2016/10/24/fffaw-challenge-week-of-october-25-2016/). This week’s photo prompt was provided by Yinglan Z. Thank you!

This stories word count: 175 words.


Copyright © 2016 E.F. Olsson. All rights reserved.

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