Because It Didn’t Have A Name Yet – Fiction

Another installment of   Friday Fictioneers  hosted by Rochelle.  100 words or so based on the image below.  Click on the link (after this piece) and come join us!


Because It Didn’t Have A Name Yet

My family was gathered for Easter brunch.  For hundreds of years, nothing had changed here. Even the ghost of Cousin Emily, forced to become a nun and dead so young for it, stayed on haunting our home.

“She’s in my room at this very moment.” My sister, Roberta. seemed quite beside herself.  We were sipping Brandy Alexanders.

“Shall I come upstairs with you?” I asked.

“No, that wouldn’t help.”

“What does she want?”

“She wants to come to supper this evening.”

“What for?”

“To tell us where it’s hidden,” my sister replied.

“We’ll set another place, then.”



photo prompt© Jan Wayne Fields


29 thoughts on “Because It Didn’t Have A Name Yet – Fiction

  1. Dear Ellespeth,

    I certainly want to know where it’s hidden, whatever it may be. Sounds like Cousin Emily is a habitual ghost. (You knew someone was going to go there sooner or later. It might as well be me. 😉 )

    I enjoyed your story.



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    • Hi Rochelle ~

      I’d probably scare myself writing about whatever is hidden. It would bring Cousin Emily some peace, though.

      Glad you enjoyed this piece and thanks for commenting.


    • I was so wrapped up in it all that I didn’t see the who, what, when, where parts! That’s probably because I know what’s hidden. Thanks for this comment and for reading my work, Alicia.


    • Oh! I remember old movies with that music. Yikes!

      I’ve switched the beverage from coffee to Brandy Alexanders. A few of those and who really cares…

      Thanks for reading my work and for commenting.


    • None of the above. Darn the 100 word limit – sometimes. Maybe, with a future photo prompt in hand, I’ll be able to move this forward. Or not.

      I’m always happy to see you’ve read and commented on my work, Susan.


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