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Hill House

A Microdose of Fiction

By Matthew FrommPublished 11 months ago Updated 11 months ago 1 min read
Hill House
Photo by Amber Kipp on Unsplash

Emma obsessed over the ancient, eerie mansion.

The bones were great, and given this market, the price would be daylight robbery, assuming her plan came together.

Third time’s the charm, right?

She crawled through the empty windowpane, hidden by thickets.

The dust still covered the piano.

The axe and poison still lay where she discarded them.

The bloodstains still covered the walls.

The padlock still covered the basement door.

The moaning rattles below were still muffled.

Emma pulled the stolen holy water from her bag. Desperate times, desperate measures.

She loved the house, shame the current owners wouldn’t stay dead.

MicrofictionShort StoryMysteryHorror

About the Creator

Matthew Fromm

Full-time nerd, history enthusiast, and proprietor of random knowledge. The best way to find your perfect story is to make it yourself.

Here there be dragons, and knights, and castles, and quests for entities not wished to be found.

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Excellent work. Looking forward to reading more!

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  • Mother Combs3 months ago

    🖤 great work

  • Celia in Underland3 months ago

    Fabulously done Matthew, you build up tension so well and love the predominately simple sentence structure.

  • Lamar Wiggins11 months ago

    I love a good micro dose of horror! Great job!

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