The Cemetery

© 2015, Barbara W. Beacham
Photo prompt © 2015, Barbara W. Beacham

The cemetery spread along the area known as Devils Abode. It was on a prime piece of land, the slope of the hill awarding magnificent views. Developers were keen to buy the property, raze the cemetery, and build high end homes. Eventually money bought them their wish even though the locals fought long and hard against it. Much to the chagrin of the city-based land developing company, the site appeared cursed: workers were seriously injured, equipment malfuntioned, material went missing. In spite of the delays, the dream homes were built and stood in their glory on the side of the hill. But selling the homes proved to be difficult as stories of ghost apparitions circulated; and the homes that were sold were soon emptied by the unhappy spirits. They had not liked their resting place disturbed.

mondays-finish-the-storyWould you live in a house built on a razed cemetery?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2015

This story was inspired by Mondays Finish the Story. Each week bloggers are encouraged to write a story of 100-150 words based on a photo prompt and sentence starter)

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33 thoughts on “The Cemetery

  1. I wouldn’t too dear Colline. When I was a child, I remember we learned that the cemeteries were built outside the city or town… It was like that… But today’s world doesn’t prove this… Thank you dear, Love, nia

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  2. I wouldn’t want to live on a house built on a razed cemetery. It’s disgraceful that the company would want to build there in the first place – people’s final resting places should be sacrosanct. Great take on the prompt. 🙂

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