Stories by Sarah

The Asylum

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Image credit © Sascha Darlington

I should never have followed my urge to explore the abandoned asylum, but my hunger to venture into the spirit-world was boundless. I’d done this kind of thing before. Many times. No problem.

Mesh fencing, chains and “No Trespassing” signs plastered everywhere, should’ve served as a warning, but I didn’t want to miss out. This place was reputed to be a powerhouse of hauntings, on account of the madness and misery of the hundreds of people who’d died here.

The wind howled around the main administration building as I entered. I consulted the map I’d drawn, heading to the notorious “Bullpit”. A ward that had once housed the most violent male patients.

I hadn’t been in there long when I heard a sound. A scraping along the bare, tiled floors. My hair stood on end, senses on high alert. Excitedly, I grabbed my EMF meter and night vision goggles, and heard a shout from one of the rooms.

That is all the memory I have, of how I died. Now I too, am trapped here. Another crazy spirit, existing in parallel with the real world, where the sands of time move so slowly.

I should never have followed that urge.

By Sarah ©2018

Prompt: Daily Post Daily Prompt – parallelwarning; Sunday Photo Fiction, February 18th 2018; and also, The Sunday Whirl, Wordle 339

44 thoughts on “The Asylum”

  1. In the mid 1960s I worked on such a ward, we kept it pitch black at night, trying to encourage sleep. I well remember remember my horror as one night the floor became fluid. I still hope to write about that night.

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    1. Oh my goodness! We have one not far from here that I have done some ghost tours on. After one night seeing a dark figure, I will never go back. I would be interested to read about your experience, when you get to it

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  2. This gave me a few shivers. Asylums do that to me…..old ones that existed many years ago. I think so many awful things happened in these places. It gives me the creeps. But I enjoyed reading Sarah!!

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