Friday Fictioneers: The Chair


PHOTO PROMPT -Copyright – Jan Wayne Fields

The Chair

A realtor calls Jack to the Cook house in northern Maine, to prove it’s full of antiques and empty of ghosts.

He sets up his equipment in one corner of the allegedly haunted master bedroom. Then, he waits. In front of him, an antique writing desk holds a portrait of old Mr. Cook, from his younger days.

“I wonder what the new owners will do with you,” he tells the picture.

Suddenly, the chair tips over, knocking him to the floor.

“Get out of my house!”

Great, Jack thinks – a prankster. Except, there are no strings attached to the chair….


This is my entry for Friday Fictioneers, where every Friday we get together and write 100 word stories in response to a prompt. Sound like fun? Give it a try!

14 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: The Chair

  1. good thing no one was sitting in the chair or surprise! i’m thinking this house may be a hard selling piece of real estate. well done!

  2. Anne, Mr. Cook just happens to be the name of one of favorite teachers. He was my sixth grade teacher. Gee, I hope it’s not him! Great story. A desk with a past that doesn’t want to leave. Nice one!

  3. Oh. I scare easily when it comes to ghosts. That was scary. I would so be out of that house. I’d have to call one of those Mediums like in the movie, Poltergeist. That was very good. Well written to scare me. Lucy

  4. Anne, Actually, the Cook house might sell better depending on the buyers who are interested. They could turn it into a bed and breakfast for those who want to spend the night in a haunted house. Well written. 🙂 —Susan

  5. Dear Anne, Great ghost story and I think Mr. Cook answered him long-distance. If they turn it into a bed & breakfast, then they should probably include a list of do’s and don’ts that Mr. Cook would prefer. Good job Anne! Nan 🙂

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