Saturday, January 3, 2015

The haunted hospital

‘This is as far as I go,’ Ed said. 

The three boys were standing at the broken doorway to the abandoned hospital.

‘It’s haunted.’

‘Come-on, stop being such a baby,’ Tom replied, ducking into the derelict hallway.

Simon followed and not wanting to be alone Ed joined his friends.

They crept along a dimly lit corridor and slipped into a ward.  It was if the patients had left a few days previously, sheets still on the beds, pictures on the walls.

‘It’s creepy,’ Simon said.

The dusty curtains billowed, a cupboard door slammed shut, and they bolted for the exit.

A drabble is a story of exactly 100 words.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh, that's quite evocative, Rob. No matter what actually made the curtains billow and the door slam shut, it can send a shiver through you.