Ghost of Dura

“It’s nice to see old friends. Unless they bring dark secrets to light.”

I wrote this story in answer to the following prompt:
Friday Fictioneers – Write a 100-word story based on the Photo Prompt image above by © Russell Gayer

Ghost of Dura

The sight of the van hit Eric like a mouldy white ghost.

Vines hogtied the wheels of the rusting, festering vehicle — but he remembered it.

“Dura, how did you get here?” he breathed. “Last time I saw you, I’d had too many alcopops. I remember driving home. I woke up without you.”

Eric approached the van.

Peering through the glass, he remembered the corduroy seats. The skull gear-shifter left him smiling.

“My guitar!” Eric pulled on the rear door. It groaned open. He stumbled away in horror. The stench of death. A female corpse.

“What the hell happened that night?”

The End

Thanks for reading my friends.

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      1. You’re joking? 11km (7miles) is nothing. Where I grew up the nearest city was an 18 hour drive, speeding. Now that was a painful trip — “are we there yet?”. 😀

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      2. I think exactly the same! I’m accustomed to space, so seeing places like Bondi, Virginia Beach etc, I don’t see the attraction. It would be like walking through the outback/bush/woods/forrest and having people every where.

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    1. Hello, Sandra.
      I was thinking he rediscovered the van some years later going by the state it’s in. The fact it’s all shut up made it the perfect place for mummification.
      Thanks for reading.


      1. No we found it but we were hopelessly stoned! A long time ago! We lifted up the red snd white height chain to get in to the multi-storey and surprise surprise the little roof window thing got ripped off when we were driving out!!

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    1. Hello, Bear.
      I’m sorry I stole your idea. I’m pleased you liked how I did it though. People tell me I should turn this into a proper mystery. If you’d like to take that idea and do I’d be pleased.

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      1. Please, do go ahead and make it into a mystery story. I’m more into Classical Science Fiction. Not detailed enough to write a coherent mystery.

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