Friday the 13th – Friday Fictoneers Edition

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PHOTO POMPT © Douglas M. MacIlroy

“I’m not superstitious,” Betty said.

When she was a child, her great-grandmother used to say that that world of the living and the dead drew together as Halloween approached.  She never believed it.

There was another loud “thump” followed by the strange voice.

And Friday the 13th?  Just the start to another autumn weekend.

More sounds.

Greg should have been home long ago.   Where was he?

A blood curdling scream came from the garage as Greg pulled in.  Then silence.

After a minute, she braved the garage.

“Look what I caught,” Greg said, holding a feathered object.  “A myna bird.”

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Word count = 100

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35 thoughts on “Friday the 13th – Friday Fictoneers Edition

    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Your own personal spook? Maybe. I live in an old house and it makes a lot of noises, but for some reason, there isn’t a “ghostly” feeling in the house, so I just attribute it to settling, pipes and such.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I have to admit, it has happened to me more than once. And, despite all of the movies and books, with all of those weird bumps and things that have been explained away, I never once ran into a monster. Go figure ;)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Strange sounds when you are in a house by yourself… and a Myna bird can produce some awfully strange sounds, emphasis on “awful”. I don’t think I blame Betty in this story…

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      With their mimicking behavior, I’m sure they could be a scream on Halloween. Actually, I don’t knwo about Myna birds, but parrots can literal be a scream – you have to put your hands over your ears when they decide they need to scream for attention.

      When I went to the prompt and noticed “13 October”, I knew I had to celebrate those dates ;)

      Thanks.

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