“The Haunting,” Flash Fiction

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The December 28, 2017, Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a wishing star. It can be central to the story or used in a different way. You can have a character interact or not. Go where the prompt leads.

Respond by January 2, 2018, to be included in the compilation (published January 3). Rules are here. All writers are welcome!

Althea had made a noble sacrifice, and now, as a ghost, she resented her decision. That night when she wished upon a star, she took her own life to save their business. Mike had inherited her retirement account and had paid off all their debts. There was money left over; now he had taken a lover.

Althea gazed at the writhing forms on what had once been her bed. Mike always did enjoy a bit of fun. What the heck? Althea slid her cold, lifeless hands over their naked bodies as she crawled between them. The haunting had begun!

© 2017 Colleen M. Chesebro

Happy last day of 2017… pleasant dreams!

38 thoughts on ““The Haunting,” Flash Fiction

    1. LOL! I’m always amazed at what pops out of my brain, Hugh. It was fun to be rather wicked for a change. 😊

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        1. This was out of my realm but really fun. I wasn’t sure if it would work. You always have such great twists. 😉

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    1. LOL! I hope it surprised everyone. I’m trying new things on my writing journey. You just never know! LOL!

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    1. Thanks, Charli. Your challenge gives me a different outlook. I’m trying things I wouldn’t have tried before. Really wicked was so fun to write. 😀


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