Opportunity [flash 127]

Skeleton horror haunted spooky castle

I don’t know what possessed me to visit that particular castle on the gloomiest day of the year, but I’d been out of work for a month and needed a distraction. Lo and behold, there was a notice on the door they had desperate need of an assistant. With my unrelated background in floral arranging, I expected my application to be rebuffed.

But the owner hired me on the spot and I was extremely grateful. Room and board were included, so I packed up my meager belongings and returned that night to begin work immediately.

My new employer asked if I had anyone to list in case of emergency. No, I said, I’m all alone in the world.

“Excellent.” She smiled and locked the door behind me.


Written for Fandango’s FF Challenge 107.

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15 responses to “Opportunity [flash 127]

  1. Ohhhh!!! Tell me more…. πŸ’€πŸ–€

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  2. Ooh, a great beginning for a gothic ghost story!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Floral arranging? Hmmmm
    You need a sharp knife and scissors to arrange flowers. You wouldn’t wanna (gulp) cut yourself. .

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  4. I think I saw that movie…πŸ˜‚
    Great use of all the words!πŸ’•πŸŒ 

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Oh, yes, some darkness. Lovely.

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