Fifty-six words …

for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt where the given word is Vault and the limit, 56 words.


The old court-house had been for sale for ages. 

‘It’s haunted’ some said. ‘A murderer who was hung in the vault. Jacob’.


The agent showed me around. ‘The vault?’ I asked.

‘You sure?’


We climbed down the steps. 

‘By the way, what’s your name?’

‘Jacob’ he murmured as the door slammed shut behind us.



24 thoughts on “Fifty-six words …

  1. HappySoul Oct 24, 2020 / 17:09

    Wow! Spooky and what you’ve done with the prompt pic is simply awesome


  2. Dora Oct 24, 2020 / 18:02

    It never pays to be too curious. (I loved the graphic! Very well done.)

    Liked by 1 person

    • Keith's Ramblings Oct 25, 2020 / 15:51

      This is an almost true tale! I had a haunted 16th century pub that was indeed a court hundreds of years previously, and a guy called Jacob was hung in the cellar! I was told it was haunted by him when I moved in, but he never revealed himself to me!


  3. hilarymb Oct 25, 2020 / 07:57

    Hi Keith – very scary … and very cleverly crafted – loved it … take care – Hilary

    Liked by 1 person

  4. ceayr Oct 25, 2020 / 18:05

    This gave me a chuckle.
    I do like a good ghost story!

    Liked by 1 person

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