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The Bend

by Venky

(PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot)

Faded booklets advertising the Castle visit lay strewn in a haphazard manner at both the entrance and the exits. A damp and musty smell permeated the length and breadth of the structure. Rotting beams reluctantly hosted a magnificent symmetry of cobwebs into whose maze unsuspecting insects were being entangled. The guided tours had stopped. The only guests were howling winds and lashing rains. The archway at the entrance was now called, “The Ghostly Bend.” It was 17 years to the day since two youths went inside the Castle only to be found later as bodies.

I was one of them.

(Word Count: 100)

This story was written as part of the FRIDAY FICTIONEERS challenge, more about which may be found HERE

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crimsonprose April 13, 2019 - 5:41 am

Oh, that’s a nice little twist. Spooky, too, in the build-up to it. Yep, much like. 🙂

venkyninja1976 April 13, 2019 - 6:10 am

Thank you so very much!

crimsonprose April 13, 2019 - 7:14 am

Pleasure. 🙂

neilmacdon April 13, 2019 - 7:51 am

I liked “The only guests were howling winds and lashing rains”

venkyninja1976 April 13, 2019 - 7:52 am


gahlearner April 13, 2019 - 9:59 pm

The reveal at the end came unexpected. Great atmosphere.

venkyninja1976 April 14, 2019 - 4:50 am

Thanks a lot! Glad you liked it.

granonine April 13, 2019 - 10:35 pm

“howling winds and lashing rain.” Not very welcoming 🙂 Good twist in this story.

Violet Lentz April 15, 2019 - 1:24 pm

Wonderful writing, Venky! I love the twist!

venkyninja1976 April 15, 2019 - 3:21 pm

Thank you so very much!


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