The House (Flash Fiction)

Posted: May 19, 2014 in Flash Fiction, Reblogged

Today I just have to share Karen Soutar’s Flash Fiction “The House” with you. Enjoy!

Karen Soutar

Haven’t shared much fiction lately, so here’s a bite-size bit of creepiness. I wrote this for a flash fiction competition. I didn’t win a prize, but on reflection I did a bit of tweaking, and here it is for your delectation. The piece was to be exactly 400 words (which it still is).

The House

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Empty, they say. Abandoned. Unsafe. It’s been that way for so long no-one remembers when The House was last in use.

That’s the only name I’ve heard for the old theatre. I’ve checked town records. The library, newspapers – even the chatter of the internet is silent on the subject.

I, too, am empty and unsafe. Soon I will crumble – although no-one can see it.

The whiskered, whiskyed gents outside the pub are flattered to speak to the retired performer who’s come to live in their town. But they become…

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Comments
  1. Julia Lund says:

    Thanks for reblogging this; I enjoyed reading it.

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