August 8, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about “the one who left the dress.” A 1940s-era dress still hangs in an abandoned house. Who left it and why? You can take any perspective and write in any genre. It can be a ghost story. Or not. Go where the prompt leads! Click here for details.
The Ghost In The Dress – by Hugh W. Roberts
The ghost always returned on the night of February 14th. Dressed in World War II uniform, we’d watch as it undressed and put on the dress we’d found behind the wood panelling in the main bedroom.
Our mother didn’t want to keep the dress in the house. She referred to it as an evil piece of cloth, but we couldn’t allow her to dispose of this piece of 1940s history.
“Does it still fit me?” the ghost always asked.
We’d nod our heads, smile and reply with the same answer.
“Yes. And you look so pretty in it, David.”
Written for the 99-word flash fiction challenge hosted by Charli Mills at the Carrot Ranch.
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31 thoughts on “Flash Fiction Friday – The Ghost In The Dress”
Hurrah! David finally got the appreciation he deserved! Nice twist!
He did, yes. Thank you, Liz.
🙂 Hugh, that short piece of writing was brilliant and highly entertaining.
Do enjoy the rest of your day, my friend.
Thank you for the great feedback, Renard.
Well done, Hugh. Your stories never disappoint. Always a twist.
Thanks, Norah. That is high praise.
From downunder. 🙂
As usual a lovely twist though I might be freaked like mother…
I like your twists in your Flash Fiction posts Hugh!
Thank you, Linda. I enjoy writing them.
I wonder if he was the boogie-woogie bugle boy from Company B? Great twist!
Who knows, Janis? He may well have been.
A great take on the topic, Hugh. I love the twist at the end.
Thank you, Darlene. Glad you liked that twist.
Flash fiction with a twist – very good
Whatever I expected, it was definitely not the last sentence 😅
That’s great to hear. I thought some readers might get the twist in this piece. But, so far, so good.
You are a twist master, Hugh!
Great twist, Hugh. Loved this!
Thank you, Noelle. I aim to please with these pieces of flash.
Always a double twist Hugh I like it 💜💜
Thanks, Willow. I had a feeling that some would guess the twist, but so far, neither of you has. That makes me happy.
Aha you have us there then! 🤔
Ha ha, great ending.
Thank you. Glad you think so. Although I’ve a feeling, that some will guess the twist.