The priory ruins: 31 Dec 2019

The move was welcome, pulling her out of the depths of hell. And the new place old, built on the ruins of a dissolved priory, was perfect for her. Absolutely right.

Until the first night.

A presence in the room, a presence that seemed to snuggle against her when somewhat fearfully she slipped into bed and with some trepidation turned off the light.

She tensed at the undeniable touch of that presence wrapping around her. Enfolding her, warm with love.

She named him Casper, the loving ghost, not at all unwelcome.

91 words written for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt: Unwelcome

About crispina kemp

Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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27 Responses to Casper

  1. I like the way you’ve used the word in a unexpected way to mean its opposite! A sweet and spooky story.

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  2. Laleh Chini says:

    What a story dear, beautifully twisted.

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  3. Joy Pixley says:

    The image definitely looks like it might harbor a ghost or two. Lucky for her that it’s friendly! Ghosts need cuddles too, I suppose. When I was growing up we joked that we had a friendly ghost in our attic. His name was George, although my parents can’t remember why. George was a convenient scapegoat to blame for little mistakes, mostly not turning lights off: “Uh-oh, looks like George turned the lights on again while we were out.”

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    • When my daughters were young and had friends round, and they’d whisper and go into giggles, I always blamed it on Henry, that he was tickling them. But Henry became quite real. We descibed him, and that gave him form. When we then moved to Yarmouth, my oldest girl’s friends were able to describe him… without knowing our dscriptions. So we had to dismantle him. The named Henry was for many years banned.

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  4. Beautiful photo to go with your story. I love the ending and the way you used the prompt word. Fantastic πŸ™‚

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  5. Dale says:

    This was fantastic, Crispina. Using the word in the opposite way, the image, the story… the works, what!

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  6. Ramyani Bhattacharya says:

    I love how you play with words! The description came out as an image, frankly. ❀️

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  7. Good ghosts in stories tend to please me.

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