Thursday, November 1, 2012

Ketchup With Us: Prompt #5

While planning for our link-up, Michele and I thought it would be cool to hear a 57 word ghost story since we'd be posting the day after Halloween. Of course, writing our own stories scared the bejeesus out of both of us, but it was worth it. The only question is...are they fact or fiction?

 The Uninvited Guest

The smell always came first, as if to present himself.
A heavy cloud of burning tobacco would engulf her.
Footsteps soon followed. From the basement he would come.
Every night, like clockwork. Uninvited. Unaware of his presence .
He’d call her name again and again as she lay frozen watching
his shadow climb the wall, announcing his arrival.

For a quick explanation of this link-up, click here. In short, Michele and I will post a picture or video with a writing prompt on the 1st and 15th of every month. All you need to do is respond in 57 words or less. In any form. We love creativity. And, with each prompt, we'll feature a writer from the previous link-up. Which reminds me ...

Our esteemed Ketchup With Us Featured Writer for today is ...

 The Rules of Play

1. Follow us on Twitter (Michele/Mel ) and Facebook (Michele /Mel)
2. Post the 'Ketchup With Us' button (below) in your post.
3. Link your entry's URL to the linky at the bottom of one of our posts.
4. Tweet your post with the hashtag #KetchupWithUs AND both of our handles so we know to RT you.
5. Please turn off your captcha. Every time a blogger turns off captcha, Michele gets some cheese. 

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'Ketchup With Us' - PROMPT #5 
Tell us a ghost story, real or fiction, in 57 words or less.

One more thing! This week Michele and I will choose two entrants to receive an autographed copy of 'The Underwear Book' by New York Times Best Selling Author, Todd Parr. Simply SCARE THE PANTS off of us with your entry! 
What are you waiting for? Get writing!


  1. Shivers. Would love to hear more of the story!

    1. I'm working on it. But here's another portion:

  2. Hi! I've nominated you for a Liebster award over at

    1. Thanks, Shana! You should link-up with us! We'd love to read what you come up with!

  3. 57 words.? That sounds challenging, but fun! Your story really scared me!

    1. Easy peasy! Would love for you to link-up!

      Sorry I scared you. :P