Thanks to those who embraced the spirit of the season and got a little spooky with October's 300 Words! Hope you're brave enough to read the responses to the opening line:
"It had been almost a decade since anyone had ventured inside the crumbling old mansion ... "
With her business completed, she untied her trusty Feathers, gathered up the reins and elegantly climbed into her carriage. At home Darbus’ loyal servant did the gardening, cooking, harvesting, gathering, cleaning and all other necessary work. The place high on a hill having views in all directions over gardens, meadows, mixed woods and wildlife leaping, crawling, scampering and flying gave solace after such trips. When the postal carrier dropped mail through the door slot, the sound triggered the presence of a few cats climbing the door to fiddle with the slot cover. Not too many cats, a sole cat settled upon and chose to defend each Persian rug in the fourteen room home. As the oldest rug grew tattered and torn, it was replaced with a new rug and an energetic rug war began until the new territories had been securely established. That’s what is said.
With those times now long gone, are spirits roaming inside? Do I dare enter this abandoned, dark, rundown place on this Christian holiday - Halloween? The door creaked open, from the inside!
It's always a good time to say Thank You! Grab a pen and spread some gratitude with November's 300 Words challenge (I'd really appreciate it!). Email Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org (due November 18th) with your 300 word response to this line:
"My body buzzed with emotion as I reached for a fresh piece of paper, knowing this note of gratitude may well be the most important words I'd ever written ... "