The room had been locked for years. Rachel had heard stories about her aunt’s ghost lurking behind those doors. This aunt had failed in love and out of despair, she committed suicide.
Rachel didn’t believe all this until one evening when she heard footsteps from the room. They got louder and louder and finally someone began banging the door from inside amidst cries for help. Even before she could react, the door was thrown open.
Almost immediately, Rachel got up sweating profusely. It was 3am and she looked out only to see the room locked as before. Was she dreaming?
Written for the photo prompt and you can read the other entries here.
A good one and almost freaked reading at this odd hour with the suspense built in such a crisp manner.
“Almost immediately, Rachel got up”- This suggests that it was a dream. could have left it in suspense and doubt… ..Nice theme!
I’m a sucker for a good opening line and “The room had been locked for years.” brought me right in. I also love that evokes so much of the lore we find in good horror… love gone wrong, a suicide, a ghost. These don’t get old.
Thanks Nancy :).