I am reposting this Halloween story that I wrote back in 2018. Please let me know if you find it scary… 🙂
This Story is inspired by the following word prompts:
Today’s things are: poison, noose, inheritance
The Strange Inheritance
It was an old cliché and they couldn’t quite believe their ears.
Aunt Elizabeth leaned forward and looked rather flustered as she asked the family solicitor to repeat himself.
“Yes, Madam. The terms of your Brother’s Will are quite clear. He has left each of you one hundred thousand pounds sterling if you spend the weekend in his old mansion by the lake” Said Mr McAllister in his emotionless voice, rather like a robot. Nothing seemed to surprise him, even the terms of one of his most eccentric clients. Old Joshua Van De Gaard was a miserly old skinflint but he had inherited a fortune and through wise investments and extreme parsimony had managed to double it before he died at the ripe old age of Ninety. He had left behind a spinster sister and a great-nephew and niece, James and Jennifer Coombes. The Inheritance was a large one, but the terms were clear. None of them will inherit a penny if they do not comply with Mr Van De Gaard’s terms.