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The Haunting

They rattled around the house at all hours of the night. A three AM door slam then hurried whispers and broken plates. You could hear their footsteps from cellar to attic; not a single room was spared their clamour, but she’d be damned if she let them get the best of her.

When she summoned the Reverend, he simply shook his head of perpetually thinning hair and gave a blackened grin.

“I’m afraid this is a little out of my league my dear.” he said. “This is beyond your everyday exorcism. Students are somewhat trickier to evict than ghosts.”

 

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Carol J Forrester is a writer trying to be a better one. She’s currently working on her first novel ‘Darkened Daughter’ and attempting to put together a collection of poetry in the hopes of submitting to publication in 2020. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University, enjoys judo at least twice a week, and tries to attend poetry events around the Midlands. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry. Her poem ‘Sunsets’ was featured on Eyes Plus Words, and two of her poems were included in the DVerse Poets Pub Publication ‘Chiaroscuro’ which is available for purchase on amazon. More recently her poem ‘Until The Light Gets In‘ was accepted and published at The Drabble and her poem ‘Newborn’ was published by Ink Sweat & Tears. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and has hosted a number of guest bloggers here on Writing and Works.

8 Comments

  1. My Chaotic Factors says

    This was cute. I have a long way to wait for this, but I can wait.

    Also, did you choose dammed over damned for a reason?

  2. A few quibbles: ‘am’ should be ‘AM’, and “she’d be dammed if she let…’ should be ‘she’d be >>damned<>she’d<< let…'

    That said, I liked this. I usually don't care for the whole 'last line switcheroo reveal', as it's often overly cutesy or precious or melodramatic (lord knows I used to fall into that trap enough), but here it seems to work. 🙂

    • I’m glad you think so. I know what you mean about last line reveals and I often try to soften my writing so that the shorter piece don’t include major switches of style.

  3. Pingback: Author Spotlight: Carol J Forrester | Sammi Loves Books

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