Kicking off a month of fun events, we are beginning with a writing contest. The goal is to retell the following ghost story. You can make it a modern day haunting, a new perspective on the original haunting, from the ghost, the victims, maybe even a reporter investigating the haunting--the possibilities are endless! Your only requirements are that it must be a short story format
and your topic has to be the one given! When you have finished your story, submit it here for judging.
Berkley Square, London
The house was vacant for 2 years, then in 1880 a family known as Bentley moved in. Their daughter was engaged to an army officer called Kenfield, and they were about to marry. There was a party at the house due to the forth coming wedding there were lots of guests. During the early evening loud screams were heard from the daughters room. Mr Bentley his wife and daughter and Kenfield found the servant in a near catatonic state in the bedroom, she was paralyzed with fear and unable to speak. She died in the hospital the next day after muttering that she had seen "something horrible" in the room.
Capt. Kenfield insisted on staying in the room over night, despite his fiancee's pleas. He set a bell up and promised that he would ring the bell if he saw anything he also had a loaded pistol at his side. It was in the early hours of the morning when frantic sounds of bell ringing filled the house, followed by a loud gunshot. When the family got to the room the found Kenfeild lying on the floor, convulsing in terror, just as the servant had, his eyes were fixed on a corner of the room. The pistol was still clutched in his hand, there was a bullet hole in the corner of the room that was staring at. His words were garbled and gibberish. Kenfeild recovered, but he was never his old self again - and was never able to speak of what he saw in that room.
This contest ends October 24th at midnight (Eastern Time). All participants and winners will receive points towards the Halloween event prizes (point amounts to be determined).