Friday, February 12, 2010

Flash Friday 55: A True Tale




Home alone...attempting to sleep.
Strange noises disturb twilight's tranquility.

Ah! Her beloved feline, she thought.

She senses his furry paws
padding across hardwoods.
Then, 
stealthily leaping onto bed,
searching for favored slumber spot...
he settles upon her chest... 
comforting, easing fears.

Eyes closed, she reaches to caress...

SUDDEN SCREAMS ERUPT...

For kitty isn't there!

Blogger's note: I swear to this day that this story is real.
It happened to me when I was in my early teens. 
We experienced all sorts of unusual paranormal 
phenomena within my childhood home. 
This is but one of many haunting tales.


I will be earning my keep over the next 3 days and because of that I will not be able to personally respond to any commentary. But do comment! It will be the bright spot after what is sure to be a busy, busy day at the hospital. TGIF for those of you with the weekend off!


For other Flash Friday inspired posts, please visit G-Man at Mr. KnowItAll, or for a Thursday Tackle alternative, Corrie at Just Because my Pickle Talks...

30 comments:

Brian Miller said...

wonderful 55....love a good shilling ghost story...got a few of those myself...glad you joined us again.

mine is up!

Chef Kar said...

Most definitely haunting...I've had a few in my old college dorm, known for ghosts.

I'm up here:
Friday Flash 55 ~ The Gift

Willoughby said...

Sounds scary! I can't wait to hear more tales. As you know, we have our share of unexplained phenomena in our house.

Erin said...

Very scary! I actually jumped in my chair!!

Julie Schuler said...

I love ghost stories! Ghost cat is awesome!

Jephy's Mom said...

If you thought you were scared imagine what your scream did to the phantom feline!

anthonynorth said...

Scary 55. I like it.
You'll find mine here.

Mumsy said...

That sends a chill down my back, but om a wonderful way!

Susan said...

I love ghost/paranormal stories and that one was quite enjoyable. Great 55!

I’m up right HERE

Joshua said...

This reminded me of an older book (series, since they came out with at least three) called "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark." Messed up stuff. Also reminded me of an urban legend book I own. Not as graphic or gruesome, but still. I love it.

Weezer said...

I love stories like this! I'm all into the paranormal. Tell us more!
Have the best weekend you can have. Stay warm. BE safe out there on the streets.

Tiffany said...

my 30 pound dog tries to do this when i'm napping. 30 pounds on my chest = not good.

have a great wkend!

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

SPOOKY! We used to have problems at one of our old homes, I swear I never really believed other people's haunting stories until I was living in one!

Mona said...

That is soopky!

ChristineM said...

Oooh! Spooky!

Reminded me of the time I was reading a mystery late one night, home alone...at the exact moment the main character feels an intruder grab her in the dark...my cat jumped on me! He WAS a ghost cat after that...I screamed so loud I didn't see him for four days

ChristineM said...

Ahem...I'm starting a new game...responding to Flash Friday 55's with a 55-word comment! LOL!!! ;-)

Unknown Mami said...

That's terrifying!

Chicago Mom said...

Did you get any sleep that night? Yikes! I live in a very old house, but have never experienced anything unusual.

ShAKirA CHOONG said...

OMG, poor you.
I have a few too, oh dear.

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!
and
GONG XI FA CAI!
(means WISHING YOU PROSPERITY! in Mandarin, Chinese)

hugs
shakira

http://justmeshakirack.blogspot.com/2010/02/flash-friday-55-need-to-go.html

http://justmeshakirack.blogspot.com/2010/02/mirrors-of-my-life-thursday-theme.html

Corrie Howe said...

I love the story too. I was going to complain because my cats always slept on my head, which was usually over my head to drown out their purring.

Thanks for linking up with my Thursday Tackle. I really hadn't planned on a meme, but some people suggested. I see what happens. I know I'll continue challenging myself to different styles of writing and topics.

Rebecca said...

Beautiful photo! And I love ghost stories - my hubs and I actually spent our honeymoon in a haunted Bed and Breakfast in Savannah, GA.

g-man said...

5th Sister....?
WOW!!
What an awesome edition you are to the Friday Funfest.
I hope you enjoy doing these stories, because I sure enjoy reading them.
You Rock Baby!
Thanks for this eerie tale, and please have a Kick Ass Week-End!
G-Daddy

Holly said...

Oooo...I have chills that is creepy.

Have a great weekend.

Thom said...

A little scary 55 there. I love it. Have a great Saturday :)

Nessa said...

I'll have to keep the dog out of my room from now on.

Purdie Pyrate

Tracy said...

I have had a similar experience.

gayle said...

Scary!!

PattiKen said...

That's terrifying! I have my own feline bed mate with a "favored sleeping spot." I foresee some nightmares coming!

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Too scary! I've never had an experience like that. Loved the photo.
Bxx

Jenn@ You know... that blog? said...

Whoah, very cool! I actually had this happen once to me, just after I had to have my cat put to sleep. Not sure if I was simply dreaming/wishing, or if she was really there with me. Comforting to think the latter though.

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