“As you’re an author and writer, I thought this would be the perfect new home for you, Mr Roberts.”
“Oh, I already love it. How old is it? Of course, I’ll need to see the inside, but I like what I already see.”
“It’s over 200 years old. The seller has instructed me to accept any offers just below the asking price. If you make an offer today, I’ll ensure it’s taken off the market.”
“Perfect. I’m going to get so much inspiration and so many new ideas for my next novel by living here.”
Twenty minutes later.
“Sign here, Mr Roberts. All being well, you’ll be in tomorrow. The current resident has already left. She was delighted when I told her you were the buyer.”
“Wonderful. I hope she’ll be happy in her new place. I can’t wait to start using that huge, dark study in the attic. I wonder how long it’ll be before I have my first visitors?”
It wasn’t long before I had my first visitors. Two days after moving in, I watched the new owners of my new home move in. A family of four; the two children under the age of six, they couldn’t see or hear me as I watched them unpack boxes.
The ‘Hauntings’ Estate agents had come up trumps in finding me my next place to haunt.
Written in response to the #writephoto challenge hosted by Sue Vincent at Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo.
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55 thoughts on “Moving In”
Hahaha your mind – how it works!! Fab!
Ha ha, good one, Hugh!
Thank you. 😀
You’ve been watching that BBC sit-com Ghosts!. Still loved your take on it though – nice and simple, no need for any of the complexities they bring in.
Yes, I’ve watched a few episodes, although it’s not something I have on my ‘must watch’ list. When I wrote this piece, I was thinking back to the children’s TV show, Rentaghost.
Well done, Hugh. A great piece.
Thank you, Robbie.
Brilliant, Hugh! Again, I didn’t see that coming. Happy writing. I mean, haunting! 🙂
Your comment is music to my ears, Liesbet. Thank you.
Omg, totally brilliant Hugh. ❤
Thanks, Debby. Glad you enjoyed this twisted tale.
Always! 🙂 xx
What a great twist! Your imagination is astonishing!
Thanks, Diana. That’s very kind. Sometimes, my imagination surprises me.
Ooooh, reminded me of that movie The Others, with Nicole Kidman. Well done, Hugh 🙂
Thanks, Terri. I’ve still not seen that movie. I’ll have to check it out.
Wow, what a cool story and smart twist!
Thank you, Erika.
You are welcome, Hugh!
Hi, Hugh – I am a true fan of your work, and read all of it that I can…..still, I never see the exact twist coming! 🙂
I’m glad you never see the twists coming, Donna. That tells me I still have the gift of surprising my readers so I will carry on writing these twisted tales.
I love it! 👻
Ha ha! How fun! 🙂
Love your twist Hugh!!!
Loved the twist Hugh.
Thank you so much, Colline.
Nice twist- poor new family though!
I know. Having me as their ghost, Jacquie. 😀
Lol, that’s not quite what I meant!
I know. Only kidding 😂
Very cool! I didn’t see the twist ending coming! 🙂
That’s great to hear. I love it when my readers say that to me.
Absolutely love this Hugh it’s brilliant 💜💜
Thanks, Willow. I had great fun writing it.
I was wondering how you would twist that opening… I knew i wouldn’t be the obvious twist 😉
I plan to come back as a ghost, Sue. I just hope I remember it (when my sell-by date is up). 👻
I think you would do well as a mischievous poltergeist, Hugh 😉
Perfectly pitched piece of the Roberts genre…
Somewhat lighthearted from my other stuff. I fancied a change. 😀
Great twist, Hugh. Don’t scare those little children
I’ll try not too (when I get to the other side), John. 😀👻
Real Estate for Ghosts. What a great business venture!
Would you believe that during some research I did for this piece of flash fiction, I found out that there are people who actually claim that they only sell ‘haunted’ properties. I’m not sure it could be a fulltime job, though.
You’d definitely have to scare away the competition.