The old farmhouse (Friday Fictioneers)


Image by Mary Shipman

‘But the man said you shouldn’t go in the old farmhouse, Justin…’

‘Our one source of light and warmth is about burn out, we have no more firewood and it’s going to be a cold night. There’s bound to be some old planks in the farmhouse we can use.’

‘Don’t you think it looks kinda spooky?’

‘It’s just because it’s getting dark. You don’t believe in all that paranormal stuff do you?’


‘Look, you can stay here. I’ll go have a look around and be right back.’







Then… darkness.


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13 responses to “The old farmhouse (Friday Fictioneers)

  1. Right from the first “but the man said you shouldn’t go” I was yelling at them not to go. Very suspenseful, Jessie.

  2. MrBinks


  3. I always yell at people in horror movie – Don’t go there, don’t go there…but I suspect I would be the first to go. Reason over superstition might not prove reasonable every time. Great story.

  4. Uh oh. Ghosts or zombies? Either way, he should have followed the only sensible words ever uttered in a teen horror flick: “Don’t go in there!”

  5. Justin, I suspect, is now toast. Nice one.

  6. Yes, Justin is either a Zombie, a Vampire, a Ghost, a Werewolf, or some un-Holy being. Good story – he should have listened. Good story! Nan 🙂

  7. Spooooooky!! Loved it! 🙂

  8. Yikes! Don’t go into the farmhouse…. Don’t… Well, done.

  9. Must be a farmhouse with a big appetite. Nice one.

  10. He should’ve listened! Well done! Scary!

  11. Jessie, I figure a zombie, werewolf, etc. wouldn’t wait until someone entered, so it’s probably a ghost. They’re often less aggressive.–at least in the stories. It’s possible, as Subroto suggested, that the house was evil and absorbed him somehow. O_o People in horror stories tend to be poor listeners and suffer for it. Well written. 🙂 —Susan

  12. Caerlynn Nash

    No ghosts. No zombies. No vampires. I think he simply fell through a hole in the rotten floor. Or is that not as fun? 🙂 Great story; well written.

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