This week for the Writing Thursday feature, I am presenting an original scene. I hope you enjoy my latest creative exercise found below. Tomorrow for the Fiction Friday feature, I am reviewing the true crime Audible Original, Midnight Son by James Dommek Jr., Josephine Holtzman, & Isaac Kestenbaum. Next week for the Writing Thursday feature, I am presenting another original scene. Until then keep creating whatever your passion is; Nerd out!
Premise: A ghost story
I had convinced Rosa to come on a camping trip with Hector, Nick, and me. It had taken a lot to convince her to take a break from working on her blog. The only thing she requested was that she be allowed to tell us a ghost story around the campfire at some point. That was an easy thing to agree to as Hector and Nick loved to compete to see who could come up with the scariest story. At the end of the trip, I would regret allowing Rosa to tell her tale as it haunted my dreams for the rest of the trip. I was also so paranoid that I constantly thought I was hearing a grizzly bear or something in the woods. Rosa’s ghost story went a little something like this…
A pair of tango dancers had been traveling to a competition when they needed to stop for the night. The major hotels had been fully booked so they resorted to an Airbnb for the night. Rochelle had been working on diversifying her routines by trying new steps out. It was during this practice that Rochelle felt an invisible presence in the room with her. She had called Barry to see if he felt the same thing. Barry had been busy playing with a balloon in the living room watching tv. He hadn’t noticed anything in the house nor felt anything change when he walked into the kitchen where Rochelle was. However, Barry couldn’t say that after they had eaten the food, they had delivered for breakfast the next morning. They had been sitting at the kitchen counter when it sounded like someone had opened the empty birdcage upstairs. As they went to see what that noise could have, they noticed glitter along the floor. Had that been there the night before? When they check the room where the cage was, the cage hadn’t been touched but there was a scuff mark on the wall that hadn’t been there before. Barry had already booked themselves another night before the strange happenings. Rochelle was trying to convince him to cancel it so they could find a different place to stay but Barry reassured her that everything would be fine. They only made it until midnight that night in the house. They had been startled awake by what sounded like a missile exploding outside. Yet, nothing was there when they checked. They quickly packed their belongings and didn’t stay a moment longer. It was probably a good thing they never stepped out on the back porch. There they would have found fresh scratches that spelled out ‘Welcome to Hell’. Little had they known when they booked the place that it was a common travel place for fans of the paranormal. It was considered the most haunted location in the whole state, and they had stayed there without knowing. When Rochelle figured it out, she had hoped that she would bring any of that energy home with them. It was Barry that began to experience all the strange things upon their return home.
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