Friday Fictioneers: Haunted Sanitarium


PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bulltot

Legends had been told of this sanitarium and how it’s full of the spirits of the children who’d died here during the great fire of 1910. Over the years, many curious minds had ventured inside this place, either wanting to prove their bravery or just plain curious. However, by the time those souls got to see the light again, they weren’t the same. There’s something different about them. Nobody could tell. One thing’s for sure, at times, you can hear screaming, not children screaming but the scream of a tortured adult. I would be careful when I pick my travel destination.

(100 words)

Each week, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple hosts Friday Fictioneers where we’re challenged to write a piece of flash fiction in 100 words, more or less, based on the picture above.

30 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Haunted Sanitarium

  1. I’ve written at least two tales about ghostly children and for me, they are more terrifying and tragic than most stories about “adult” ghosts. I guess it’s something about a young life cut short and one who still can’t let go.

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  2. A terrifying place forsure. You write it as if the speaker can feel this darkness a certain ambiance of death and suffering with screams of those tortured adults! It’s like a cross between the movies House on Haunted Hill and Shutter Island. Well written 🙂

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  3. With all the many ghost stories, I find this one the most terrifying. You didn’t need to describe much, just the imagination of the ghosts of suffering children closing in on the visitors… Great writing, Yinglan.

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