50 Word Thursday #40 – Without Qualms.

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And the Words: “It is quite true that his life had been very evil, but, upon the other hand, he was most conscientious in all things connected with the supernatural.” – The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde.

 

He materialised in his usual place, within the ruins of the castle that had once been his home. He cast his mind back remembering the splendour of his great hall once lined with red silk tapestries.

Spotting what he’d very much hoped to see, a lingering tourist, who had come unawares that this was one of the most haunted sites in England, he drifted over, slow and steady in his usual manner.

His body had become incorporeal but he retained his sentience and his desire to kill.

It is quite true that his life had been very evil, but, upon the other hand, he was most conscientious in all things connected with the supernatural.

As he reached out to this living creature, hoping to scare him to death, the man turned and stood there, without a qualm, no delicious screams.

“People were so hard to scare nowadays”, he lamented woefully.

[150 Words]

 

This story was written for the 50 Word Thursday challenge, click below if you like to take part:

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2019/10/03/50-word-thursday-40/

 

I will be posting all the entries tomorrow evening.

 

I have also included the following word prompts:

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/10/08/your-daily-word-prompt-sentience-october-8-2019/

FOWC with Fandango — Cast

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/10/08/qualm/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/10/08/rdp-tuesday-slow/