|"The Article" (standard:Suspense, 1244 words)|
|Author: amigood||Added: Jan 17 2007||Views/Reads: 2200/1092||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|A pair of journalists are battling their minds along with the possibilities of other things. Can one event change a person's view forever, or is everything just a mind trick?|
The Article It was an out of the ordinary night, there seemed to be a certain chill in the air. All I could manage to concentrate on was the frigid weather in this particular room. Don't get me wrong, it was cold outside also, but it simply seemed to have an extra chill. I hated this house, for no particular reason that my concrete mind could figure out. “Lena, are you okay?” Chris asked me with his always caring voice that for the same reason often irritated me. “Fine,” I said, “just a little cold.” Thankfully, at that point in time, I was just a little cold.. I was convinced that the stories all of the locals had told me had no truth at all except maybe the cruel acts that occurred before the rumors started to go around. After all, all that “ghosts” are is proof of the human mind's weakness to the power of suggestion. “So, should we get started?” I asked him. Knowing his answer I grabbed the thermometer and turned it on. I just wanted to get this dim-witted assignment over with; I couldn't believe my editor would actually assign me to such a pointless project, just because it was Halloween time. Finally the thermometer came out with a temperature. Wow, zero degrees Fahrenheit exactly. I believed it was supposed to be about twenty-eight that day. Naturally, my solid mind dismissed this as a simple lapse of memory for me, so I wrote it down on the document. “How about you start taking some pictures,” I said, “I'll start working with this Ouija board.” “You can't,” he answered. “Why can't I?” I asked with a bit of an attitude, hating when people tell me what I can and cannot do. “We both have to do it otherwise it won't work properly, actually it would work better if we could some others with us but none of the locals were willing to come when I approached them about it.” “Does it matter? It's not like this is going to work or anything.” I answered smirking a bit. “I don't know you may be surprised.” “I guess we'll see.” I sat down in the shaky chair in corner of the room next to the old table that the original owners probably had. “So did you find out what really happened here?” “Actually yes,” he answered confidently, “it all started with a man and his wife, the Kenners, starting a small jewelry business on the west side of town. Eventually the business became very profitable for the couple, and it quickly grew in popularity, resulting in more stores. Soon enough there were, ‘Kenner Jewelry' stores all over the United States. The Kenners were then among the wealthy. In fact, Emma Kenner became quite the socialite. She hosted parties for every occasion. Unfortunately, all was not so innocent; Roy Kenner became mad and extremely paranoid. This paranoia led him to the belief that Mrs. Kenner was having an affair with one of his coworkers. Finally on October 28, 1870 he went to his coworker, Peter Pilling, and killed him, and then he went home and killed his wife followed by himself. In the next few months, rumors flew mainly between kids that the house was haunted by both Mr. and Mrs. Kenner. Also, that some nights you can hear them bickering with each other.” “Wow, so it really does have a very morbid history,” I felt an icing breeze come through, briefly acknowledging that all the window were closed tightly I again dismissed it after all, it is a very drafty house that has been abandoned for years. What a shame, I thought, for the first time really examining the house, it had amazing architecture, and if cleaned up it would be very beautiful. Bang! Chris and I both had a reflex to turn around to where the sound came from on the other side of the door. “Lena, what was that?” Chris said panicked. Click here to read the rest of this story (68 more lines)
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