This Old House…..

Copywright-Mary Shipman

Copywright-Mary Shipman

Built in 1909, the old house held many secrets.
Used as a brothel during WW II, countless shady characters had come and gone.
It was shut down in 1914 when the owner was found dead on the basement floor.
Mystery had surrounded her death for 100 years.
Seeing new life with renovations, walls came down and new ones built.
The sledge hammer smashed the rotting tender boards when a gunshot rang out.
A pistol laid on the floor where it had fallen from a rafter.
The murder weapon of Madam Hillary Fortgang had finally been found.
No one had paid….

This was written for Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. If you would like to play along, please follow the prompt below and give it a try!!

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16 thoughts on “This Old House…..

    • Thank you Susan! It was loosely based on a story from a house we actually owned in KY. When it was being renovated (before us) they found a shotgun in the rafters of the basement. The house had been used as a boarding/rooming house at one time. They have no idea where the gun came from 🙂

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