Haunted Holiday, 100 Word Challenge for Adults

Mary thought all the people who believed the mansion was haunted were crazy. She had to see something to believe it, and without scientific evidence of the existence of ghosts, she would never believe in them. To her this trip would be a dream vacation, an opportunity to experience the life of the landed elite, as if she lived in Victorian times. She would relax, read books, wander through the gardens and drink tea. It would be heaven on earth. The first night revealed a truth she never expected. Mary thought wrong, and now Mary has become a ghost.

20 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. An Embarrassment of Freedom
    Sep 09, 2011 @ 10:30:35

    I think the name Mary is perfect for a Victorian ghost. Creepy night at the mansion though! Just when she is all set for a nice gothic getaway she becomes a ghost! Great idea!


  2. wcdameron
    Sep 09, 2011 @ 11:57:47

    I love the way you used “Mary Thought” twice. It opened the story and concluded it very emphatically.


  3. She's a Maineiac
    Sep 09, 2011 @ 13:32:55

    I’ve got chills, I loved it!


  4. Sally-Jayne
    Sep 09, 2011 @ 15:02:36

    We were on the same wavelength with this prompt, but yours is much more chilling than mine. I really enjoyed reading it.


  5. robinhawke
    Sep 09, 2011 @ 15:28:58

    Great accompanying picture! Robin


    • Lisa (Woman Wielding Words)
      Sep 10, 2011 @ 09:21:44

      I wish I could claim it as my own, but it is one of the more famous ghost photos (although it may have been debunked). I still like it though. Thanks for reading.


  6. jeanne
    Sep 09, 2011 @ 15:36:10

    I guess she will be living the elite Victorian Life for the rest of eternity.


  7. kelworthfiles
    Sep 09, 2011 @ 19:30:23

    That’s too much of a tease, you skipped over the most interesting part of the story! Thanks for sharing though.


    • Lisa (Woman Wielding Words)
      Sep 10, 2011 @ 09:21:00

      LOL. Probably true, but with 100 words what’s a girl to do? Maybe this is the introductory paragraph to a book which tells the whole story. Only time will tell. 😉


  8. Heather Henry
    Sep 10, 2011 @ 00:53:53

    Oooooh, I love it! Chilling and makes me soooo excited for the upcoming haunted holiday. Makes me think of The Others. I love that movie. Great story. 🙂


  9. jfb57
    Sep 10, 2011 @ 08:42:40

    Oh my goodness! I didn’t expect that!! What a twist at the end. Brilliant. 🙂


  10. sparksinshadow
    Sep 11, 2011 @ 01:50:15

    This sent a little chill through me. It reminded me of all those things I’m not really sure about…


  11. Susan Mann
    Sep 11, 2011 @ 16:10:12

    Excellent piece, very spooky. I love the twist at the end. Very well done. x


  12. madelinelaughs
    Sep 11, 2011 @ 17:49:46

    Nicely done!!


  13. tricia driscoll
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 09:55:04

    Wow- So few words but the story is huge! I wonder what the truth she never expected was! How did it all go down? Brilliant. Thanks for linking up!


    • Lisa Wields Words
      Oct 26, 2011 @ 10:02:13

      This was my favorite contribution to the 100 word challenge. Who knows, maybe it will lead to a story in the future.


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