Of Things that Bump in the Night

The Haunted House / Das Geisterhaus



“They say it’s haunted.”

“But we agreed,” I responded in desperation. Another year of enforced dorm-life would be unbearable.

“I’m going to chicken out.”

“Good. It’s the last thing on the list and we’ll be full-pledges.”

Little did they know, much more was promised by this night of gloom than mere pledge-vow fulfillment.



Written for Three Word Wednesdays: Number 527. Requirements: Create a story using the three provided words.

Gloomy, adjective: ark, shadowy, sunless, dim, somber, dingy, dismal, dreary, murky, unwelcoming, cheerless, comfortless, funereal, despondent, downcast, downhearted, dejected, dispirited, disheartened, discouraged, demoralized, crestfallen; depressed, desolate, low, sad, unhappy, glum, melancholy, miserable, woebegone, mournful, forlorn, morose; informal blue, down in/at the mouth, down in the dumps, pessimistic, depressing, downbeat, disheartening, disappointing; unfavorable, bleak, bad, black, somber, grim, cheerless, hopeless.

Haunted, adjective: possessed, cursed; ghostly, eerie, scary, tormented, anguished, troubled, tortured, worried, disturbed.

Intense, adjective: extreme, great, acute, fierce, severe, high; exceptional, extraordinary; harsh, strong, powerful, potent, overpowering, vigorous, passionate, impassioned, ardent, fervent, zealous, vehement, fiery, emotional; earnest, eager, animated, spirited, vigorous, energetic, fanatical, committed.

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