Valerie lay in her bed at the hospice hovering between life and death. Her children gathered around, some crying, some bickering over who would be getting what. Suddenly, with a loud crack like thunder, a ghost appeared next to the bed. The oldest children recognised their father who had disappeared many years before. He reached out to their mother saying “It’s time Val. I’ve come to take you to hell!’
“But…but… you’re not dead!’ she stuttered and then died.
After the funeral the children cleaned out the house and found the fresh corpse of their father chained up in the shed.
Copyright October 2016