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Today’s TIE #FlashFiveFriday comes from MB Mulhall (Keystrokes and Word Counts):
There’s nowhere else to go. No home to return to. No car to sleep in. No dry cardboard box. The rain is constant and the wind cold. If I don’t want hypothermia, I need to suck it up and get in.
Standing in the shadows, I stare at the run down gray Victorian house that sits on the outskirts of the town’s oldest cemetery. The ancient caretaker used to live there so he could just walk out the front door to his job every day, but he died about five or six years ago. The house has been on the market ever since. It almost sold a couple of times, but then the prospective buyers get a whiff of the rumors that circulate about the domicile.
People go in and never come out.
Bodies rise from the graves at night and come knocking on the door.
It’s all B.S. Stories designed to scare the kids away from breaking in and squatting, exactly what I am planning on doing. I never believed the tales and even if I did, I have to take my chances.
Checking both ways, I see the nearest streetlight is completely out. How convenient. I make my way to the front door, its paint doing a strip tease as the elements pound at it. Slowly nudging it open, the hinges squeal loud enough to wake the dead. I shudder at that train of thought.
One deep breath is all I allow my shaking body to take before stepping over the threshold into the pitch blackness waiting to swallow me whole.
Here’s to hoping I’ll see the sun rise another day.
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