Old Resident – Creepy Photography

Old ResidentThe house is a hundred years old. Standing in a part of town that has fallen on hard times, it has witnessed more than its share of desperate acts, or so I was warned upon taking this home for my own. I am not a superstitious man, but neither am I wholly insensitive to what has gone before. At every level, from dirt-floored basement to a dusty attic festooned with cobwebs, I’ve found an odd assortment of signs left behind by the various residents who once walked these floors. There are red crayon marks inside the closets, tiny zip-closed plastic baggies bedecked with designs so dark and smudged as to be indecipherable, disconnected puzzle pieces scattered hither and yon, knives discoloured with what one hopes is rust, and parts of dolls—though only ever just the heads.

Of course, one might reasonably except to hear a sort of moaning and groaning. ‘Tis not but the creaking of any house of such age. However unpleasant, even the gnawing and skittering of small grey creatures in the walls would not be unusual. Likewise commonplace are the cold drafts that chill the back of the neck.

Pandora, my old tabby, has become strangely attentive to what I do not know. I imagine she is simply tracking the movement of dust motes too small for my eyes to see, just as the hounds next door growl only at some innocent passing stranger.

The shadows here are no more sinister than anywhere else. The shapes they seem to take are as inkblots, their forms just a trick of perception. I am a rational man, and I know there is nothing else here!

“The Old Resident”
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Master Nick Roberts © 2011

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