Run away

The blast mark in the wall looked like an evil face.  And that’s what this place felt like….. evil.

It had once been a beautiful place of worship.  Calm, serene, giving one a sense of peace and safety.

But now, even with the overgrown vines and small trees sprouting their spring greenery,  it still felt like something horrible had happened here.

The small group of children looked up from the courtyard, wondering what could have possibly taken place here.

They jumped as a voice from behind the wall sternly warned them to keep away.

“Begone! Run to safety!”

They ran.


photo credit Roger Bulltot


About Life in the 50's and beyond...

Welcome to Life in the 50's and 60's and beyond .... where I write about my childhood memories, music of the 60's and about life in the country. I am a mother, grandmother, farmer's wife, business owner, and retired teacher.
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16 Responses to Run away

  1. granonine says:

    I think some little boy in that group is going to return with a rather unwilling pal and a flashlight. Curiosity.

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  2. Oh but… there’s always that one cynic in the group who will sneak back to see who’s playing ghost.
    I’ve married a man who has to have everything proven before he’ll believe it. 🤔His favorite online site is Snopes. 😊

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  3. Jelli says:

    Love it! I can just picture a scene out of “Little Rascals” (the old b/w version) as they stand before a haunted house. Laughter ensues…

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  4. Moon says:

    A merciful ghost, at last. Glad they were given the time to run away. at least. Loved your story , Ruth .

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  5. amiewrites74 says:

    I wonder what stories these walls hold. Creepy. Great story!

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  6. Dale says:

    So very glad they got away!

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  7. gahlearner says:

    Ooh, good for them to heed the warning. Very spooky.

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  8. Iain Kelly says:

    Nice little spookyy story, like the scene of typical kids playing about.

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  9. Caerlynn Nash says:

    Oh yeah… there’s definitely more story here!
    Good one.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Kona says:

    I really want to know the rest.

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