Strange Occurrences at the Old House

After violet lightning struck the tree by our house, oddities started in our family. Levitating coffee cups. Sis would snap her fingers and random objects burst aflame. An entity named Virkiv sometimes spoke through me. Word spread through the nearby town, around the county, farther away from us. Then armed men broke down our door, dragged our family into vans, drove us to a laboratory.

The scientists who study my family tell us that our house is still being examined. As are we. The scientists claim a new house will be given to us after the examinations are finished. But they don’t say when that will be.

Certainly we miss the old house, all the familiar rooms and the memories that happened within them. As well as the land around the house, the field and slice of forest. Now our home is this lab, which has a sad, blank character.


copyright © 2021 Dave Williams

11 thoughts on “Strange Occurrences at the Old House

  1. This is awesome. You covered such a large distance of narrative in so few words… I wish this had kept going. I want to know what happened to these people, who this Virkiv dude is, and more importantly, what’s going to happen next to this family, in their next house?

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    1. Thanks Trent… many months ago, I wrote this based on a photo prompt on Twitter. I may have to revisit the story some day and work on expanding it. Since I don’t know the answers to your questions, and it would be neat to find out.

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    1. Many months ago, I wrote this story based on a photo prompt on Twitter. I may have to revisit the story some day and work on expanding it. Since I don’t know the answers to your questions, and it would be neat to find out!

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