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Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers ~ Writing challenge.

Hosted by Priceless Joy.

The goal is to write a story between 100-150 words (give or take 25 words) based on the provided photo.

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Louise with “The Storyteller’s Abode.”


by John Yeo

Petey and Sarah were very excited, the half term picnic was under way.
“There are some curious stones in a corner of the field,” the farmer said “They are very old and historical. There is a mysterious story attached to these stones, they are reputed to be haunted.”
Everyone then settled down in the field to enjoy a feast and examine the curious stones.
Father awoke a short time later after a sound sleep, to find the rest of the family fast asleep. He rubbed his eyes and woke everybody up, then recounted a very strange dream.
“There were many people in pure white animal skins carrying spears,”
“That’s right!” Sarah interrupted, “I saw them in my dream too, they
were chanting and dancing.”
“I saw them too!” Petey piped up, “they were dragging a little lamb by the ears.”
Mummy said “The next part was too horrible, I had the same dream, the poor little lamb was slaughtered.”
The shocked family then jumped into the car and rushed home. Strangely haunted by standing-stones.

(175 Words)

Copyright (c) Written by John Yeo ~ All rights reserved.

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17 thoughts on “THE STANDING STONES

  1. Very unusual to have the same dream as everyone there. They could discuss it like a book! They did come to the conclusion that would be best to leave….I doubt they would go back, unless they felt like experimenting to see if it happened again! Enjoyable read.

  2. I would probably do the same thing they did, Rona a fast as. My legs can carry me away from the haunted site. Love the theme you used in the story, about people having “same dreams”.

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