Prompt A (genre challenge): paranormal horror
Prompt B (sentence starter): “There’s no return address.”
Prompt C (photo):
Rules from: THE HAUNTED WORDSMITH
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Door # 13
By Teresa Smeigh 2019
“There’s no return address,” the deliveryman said to his partner, John. “I don’t know if this is the right building or not because the address is illegible.”
“What apartment number is it, John,” Daniel asked.
“13 of all numbers.”
Daniel started to check the mailboxes for a 13. “This building doesn’t have a 13.”
John moved to the next building and checked their mailboxes. “There is a 13 here, but there is no name on it.”
They decided to go upstairs to #13 and see if the package belonged to them.
They stood outside the door and hesitated. Finally, John knocked.
“Come in,” came a voice from inside.
No longer hesitating John opened the door and stepped through, a scream issuing from him as he fell through the opening. Neither of them thought about the fact that the door was on an outside wall and therefore had no apartment behind the door and so he fell.
Luckily he was only on the first floor and there was a garbage dumpster right outside the door so he landed fairly softly and wasn’t hurt.
When he saw door #13 and no return address he should have just sent the package back to his company for undeliverable packages. He always was superstitious and he should have gone with his feeling.
Daniel wasted no time getting out of that building. He helped John out of the dumpster and they took off as quickly as possible.
Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian