Photo Prompt – The Bayou House

The rules are simple. Use this image as a prompt to write a ghost story and reference this post. You can come back and share your link by posting your link in the comment section below. That’s it! Can’t wait to read your scary tales…

Ghost Stories OCT 6 Photo Prompt
Photograph by Shari Marshall ©

I choose to go with a 100 word post, but you by no means have to.

The Bayou House

No people have ever been seen entering or exiting the house but it is decorated every Halloween. It’s a draw for trick-or-treaters, but local folk know to stay clear of the Bayou House. Whispered history tells a tale of sacrificial murder. Kids started going missing one October in the 1800’s. When October ended the disappearances stopped. For several years it went on until a child escaped. The child spoke of a cobweb filled room with bars on grimy windows and other children taken out back to the marshy spot in the river. None returned. Children feed its power to live.

By Shari Marshall – 2019