Ghost Ship

For Friday Fictioneers.

Copyright - Ted Strutz

Copyright Ted Strutz

The crew seemed reluctant to impart any details of the ship’s history, but Peter prized it out of a ship’s mate that evening after dinner.

“It were 1984 or so. We was carryin’ food and the like to Africa. Part of that ‘feed the world’ thing. Coming back, we finds a stowaway. ‘E runs through with a lit candle and sets this dining-room afire. ‘E was killed ‘n buried at sea.”

Peter glanced up. The image of a smiling boy appeared in the window, fire about him. Peter turned around.

Nothing.

When he returned his gaze to the glass, the boy was gone.

(Word count 100).

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11 thoughts on “Ghost Ship

  1. Dear Alice,

    There’s something about the deserted ferry that’s inspiring creepiness. Nice one. And welcome to Friday Fictioneers. It’s a lot like The Hotel California. You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • Thank you Rochelle 🙂 My mind just went there with this photo. I was in a support chat room that also resembled Hotel California (in fact it was one of the room’s songs). That room was where I met my now husband of 4 years 🙂 We went there until yahoo closed all of their rooms last year…die-hards that we are 😉
      Thank you for the warm welcome!!

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