Wednesday, 17 April 2019

GHOSTHUNTERS - 100 word story

This week's Friday Fictioneers photo prompt gave me ghostly thoughts. Hope you like the story.



PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson


GHOSTHUNTERS

Amy noticed a pale, attractive man in the hotel lobby. “Are you with the Ghosthunters?”
“Do I look like a nut-job?”
Amy laughed, embarrassed. “Who really believes in ghosts?”
At midnight the Ghosthunters walked the cold streets.
Suddenly a woman whimpered and pointed.
A thrilled Amy saw nothing.
“See any ghosts?” said Lobby Man later.
“Not yet.”
“You'll try the park?”
“How did you know?”
“It's my regular haunt.”
“Hah, good joke.” Amy prodded his arm, but her finger passed through it.
White-faced, she checked out and fled.
Who really believes in ghosts?


I hope you enjoyed this story and I look forward to your comments. 


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48 comments:

  1. Not the sort of place you want to stay for too long!

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    1. Can't trust anyone to be who you think they are. :)

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    1. Couldn't resist adding that little hint about him. :)

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  3. Aw. Here she had a chance to have a conversation with what she was looking for and she runs instead. I guess she should have been more careful about what she looked for.

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    1. Yes, when faced with a real live ghost she ran. :)

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  4. Great development in this story, with a fun twist at the end. Good writing.

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  5. I hope it wasn’t called the Roach Motel:). This is great and loved reading this which goes so well the photo

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  6. Oh wow, great take on the prompt.

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  7. Good story, Susan. I think I would have checked out also. I loved the description. :) --- Suzanne

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    1. I definitely would too, Suzanne. (But who believes in ghosts?)

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  8. Dear Susan,

    One of my favorite haunts. Love it. Well told ghost tale.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  9. Ha, a bit of a shock for poor Amy!

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  10. Not many ladies run away from an attractive man, even if he is a little past his sell-by

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    1. He he - more than a little! Thanks for commenting. :)

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  11. Your story fits the photo very well – both are nicely spooky.

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    1. Thanks, Patsy. It was the out-of-focus figure that clinched it.

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  12. This was a fun one, Alice. I love how the ghosts are right there without you having to look for them. Of course, if you don't want to see them, that's a whole other story!

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    1. Ghosthunting for fun is one thing. Encountering a real ghost is something else. (I'm Susan by the way.)

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  13. i often hear people say that ghosts are just like us. one thing to make sure if somebody is one is to look at his feet. if they're floating in the air, it's a sign that he is. :)

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    1. He he - maybe she was too busy enjoying his attractiveness and didn't look down. :)

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  14. Scary! I'd have checked out too :)
    I believe that there's a lot around that we cannot see...
    Ghosts are included and they are a mystery!

    Out Of Sight & Out Of This World - Anita

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    1. I am an out and out sceptic, but they're fun to write about. Thanks for commenting, Anita.

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  15. I love this, great twist (with foreshadowing) and funny, too. Poor Amy, meeting an attractive man and then he's a ghost.

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  16. Fantastic story. Clever twist. I love it.

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  17. His pale complexion was a dead giveaway! ;-)
    A fun, well written story.

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  18. Ha! Ha! Fun story. He needs to work on his tan otherwise he risks getting recognised ;-)

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    1. He he - I'm not sure if ghosts can do that! :)

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  19. That was fun, Susan! Such a cool ghost.

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  20. He seems charming - I wonder if there's any future in a relationship across the life/death divide? Great writing, Susan

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    1. Now that's an interesting question, Lynn! Thanks for the feedback.

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  21. Ha. Very nice. Sorry it took me so long to get here. Been very busy!

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    1. No problem - and thanks for taking the trouble when you're busy.

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