50 Word Thursday – The Hidden Gem

 

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and here are the words:

“If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all you will have gained.”
― Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

 

They’d described the property as ‘a hidden gem with character in the heart of the old city’.

When he’d managed to book a visit, he could see the description was enigmatic at best. In fact, their intent had obviously been to deceive. You couldn’t have seen a more surreal property for sale. It was an old chapel surrounded by the graves of the dead.

As they ambled around the grounds, the property agent failed to mention the tombstones, but they were the elephant in the room, looming larger than life, but somehow glossed over.

Inside the building, they’d gone to some effort to remove traces of what it had once been. Even the crypt had been carpeted.

The price was surprisingly inexpensive, should he take it? Well, ‘If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all you will have gained’ he thought to himself. After all, it would be nice to have so many of his relatives close by.

“I’ll take it,” he said, and the surprised look on the agent’s face was a picture.

The guy fumbled for the rolled-up forms from his pocket.

“Excellent, what name shall I put down?” he asked.

“Count Dracula.”

[200 Words]

 

This story was written for the 50 word thursday Challenge: See the link below:

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2019/08/01/50-word-thursday-challenge-31/

I will be posting all the entries later today, so you have time if you want to take part. See the rules on the link, entries must be in 50 word increments up to a max of 250.

I have also included the following word prompts in my story:

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/08/06/elephant/

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/08/07/your-daily-word-prompt-enigmatic-august-7-2019/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/08/06/rdp-tuesday-intent/

FOWC with Fandango — Surreal

 

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