The Big House


I still walk by the big house behind the fence every day. It’s empty now. My mother lived in that house with her parents and her brother. After I was born, I lived with her, but then I went to live with my dad and only visited the big house.

It’s been ten years since she called and asked me to come over. She said she was frightened. I rushed to the house but I couldn’t find her. She was behind the house. With a bullet in her head. Her brother was standing over her with a gun. Laughing.

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15 comments on “The Big House
  1. Lynn Love says:

    Wasn’t expecting that one Rosemary! Sad tale for the big house. Nicely done.


  2. James says:

    “Bad brother. Bad. Wait. Don’t point that at me.” Bang!


  3. Gothic through and through. I wonder what happened before the end…


  4. Iain Kelly says:

    Nasty twist i didn’t see coming. Well done.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Dale says:

    So many questions are raised… why the 10-year gap, why the brother killed his sister…

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Sandra says:

    Such a lot going on behind the words here.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. michael1148humphris says:

    You left me wondering why, did the brother go mad.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. ceayr says:

    Hmm, strange and brutal tale, much left untold.


  9. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover says:

    Very twisted story. I did not see that end coming.


  10. Wow, I certainly didn’t expect that! Absolutely brilliant.

    Click to read my story

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  11. Not a very nice brother.


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