Friday Fictioneers: They Say the Place is Haunted

The building sits on a corner lot. The windows are broken, the walls graffitied. It should have been razed a long time ago for the evil that occurred there.

Instead, it has become a den for drug-users and the homeless. Simply walking by puts your life in danger.

It houses a new kind of evil these days, one we inflict on ourselves from habits that are out of control.

It is raided every few weeks, and while the dealers hide in the shadows, the addicts are taken to jail, and the dead, lying in wait, to the morgue.

This week’s photo: © J Hardy Carroll

Friday Fictioneers is a weekly 100 word writing challenge inspired by a picture prompt. Click here to read other stories.


35 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: They Say the Place is Haunted

  1. In my youth, such a building would have been like a magnet to me.
    Very often the addicted, the dealers, and the dead are the same people. Whithout such places, where would they go?
    A hard story well-done.

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