Haunted House

“Dare you to spend the night in the haunted house.”

Dave accepted the challenge. He did not fear the old crumbling house with peeling paint and broken windows. He had spent many afternoons lying under the cherry tree in its backyard.

After dinner, Dave walked up to the house, plopped down on the dusty sofa and went off to sleep. At midnight, the grandfather clock in the living room chimed. Next, Dave heard a blood-curling scream. He jumped off the sofa and ran out of the house screaming.

Some boys were rolling on the floor laughing. Boys will be boys.

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll

This post is written for Friday Fictioneers.

About Anshu Bhojnagarwala

Fiction Addict. Agatha Christie Fan.
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40 Responses to Haunted House

  1. Varad says:

    Haha! Been there, done that. 🤣 Good one, Anshu.

  2. Iain Kelly says:

    Cruel, but funny 🙂

  3. I’d love to spend the night in a haunted house!

  4. Meena says:

    Ha ha! Had a good laugh! Great Anshu!

  5. Kalpana Solsi says:

    Prank …. and it ends well. I would not spend a night nay a minute in a a haunted house.


  6. Priya says:

    Enjoyed the story and the prank. My bro used to be a prankster. Thankfully he has always been a protective bro. so I was spared. 😉

  7. Ha, boys will be boys indeed.

  8. Abhijit Ray says:

    They scared him. Was it the clock or the boys or both?

  9. That got me thinking back to the things I got up to as a kid! Nice one.

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  10. Neethu says:

    Wow good one di…

  11. jillyfunnell says:

    Naughty boys! Lovely story, really fun.

  12. pennygadd51 says:

    Haha! A good prank to play!

  13. Liz Young says:

    Boys will indeed be boys – and girls can be worse!

  14. Dear Anshu,

    I raised three boys. This sounds about right. Had me laughing.



  15. A good prank is always in fashion. Thanks for the smile.

  16. StuHN says:

    That’s what happens when you take a dare like that.

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