Prompted:The Beginning of Something…..Different

16 Mar




Aaron threw another log on the fire, it was a cold winters night and the oil had run out days ago. He sat there in the light of the fire as the electricity has been off for weeks now. As the warmth from the fire started to warm him up he sat thinking about what had happened.  It has been months since he has gone out of his house. All the savings used up just to keep the necessities and now that was all gone.

Aaron Stimple was a fairly prosperous contractor. Building and selling houses. It started when he got the new property. A single sale from a retiring farmer just selling out his unused fields. Simple  enough, or so it seemed. Then it started, slowly at first, glimpses out of the corner of his eye. Then quick, hazy views. It was when the ghostly images started to hang around that Aaron started to think he was going crazy. When they started to talk to him he knew he was over the edge. Home was the only place he felt safe, so home he stayed.

He was startled as the phone rang, which was strange, since they had disconnected it weeks before. He looked at it with a kind of stunned blank look, Was he imagining it or was the phone really ringing. He slowly approached the phone, reached out and picked it up.

“Hello Mr. Stimple” said the voice on the other end. “My name is Rick Spangle. Your application to the Paranormal Investigation Agency has been accepted for review pending a face to face meeting. Our interviewer will be out to see you in two days time,”

With a shaky voice, Aaron said thank you and hung up the phone. Paranormal Investigation Agency, he thought. I have never heard of them let alone applied for a job to such a company. He sat in his chair staring at the flickering fire and wondered if maybe he really had gone crazy.




Posted by on March 16, 2014 in Write Now


3 responses to “Prompted:The Beginning of Something…..Different

  1. CeeLee

    March 20, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Oohh my my Forrest,
    You’ve pulled in all the elements I like most to read.
    The paranormal, corner of the eye glimpses of…something,
    the wondering about insanity, and…night of course!

    Now I want to know more! Great job and awesome hook lol
    You’re simply going to have to keep doing these writing prompts.
    i think they like you! 🙂

    • Forrest

      March 21, 2014 at 3:19 am

      Thank you so much for the kind word and the encouragement.
      Mr Stimple will be be a regular recurring character here at Random Thoughts.

      And I like the Write Now prompts they are great seeds for my field of creativity.

      • CeeLee

        March 21, 2014 at 1:31 pm

        Write Now prompts are great, aren’t they?
        I’ve had the best luck of all using them.
        And clearly, so do you. 🙂
        Let’s keep doing them.

        I look forward to reading more about Mr Stimple, he seems like he’s in for some wild adventures. 😉


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