Prom Dress

prom dress window

No one would buy the house. No matter how well he cleaned or how many white sage candles he burned, it was always the same. They’d walk into the girl’s room and that ghostly, ghastly aqua prom dress floated at the window, with rose petals scattered on the floor, and blood spattered on the walls.

Finally, he gave up and moved into the house himself. Months passed with nothing, but one warm April night she showed up in his bedroom, music wafting behind her and a knife in her hand.

“Dance with me, Daddy?”

It wasn’t really a question.


Image and prompt from the Carrot Ranch (99 words).

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34 responses to “Prom Dress

  1. Good story, it grabbed me

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  2. Wow. Great job at creating suspense. I want to know what happens next.

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  3. Ooh! Chilling story Paula.

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  4. Excellent storytelling! Kudos Paula!

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  5. Oh, my! That one was dark…

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  6. “Dance with me, Daddy” sounds like it would make a nice beginning to a song.

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  7. This is a wonderful write Paula!

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  8. The title reminded me of a family joke my husband said. Our teens thought it hilarious 🙄 Sometimes he’d say when leaving, “I’m off like a prom dress”😄

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  9. Oh my Nice one Paula.

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  10. Creepy awesome. Well done!

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  11. My goosebumps have goosebumps! That’s great horror writing!

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  12. Are you kidding me, this story is great😍💖👍thankyou

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