NPR’s 3-Minute Fiction Writing Contest Entry

I didn’t think I was going to be able to pull this one off because I felt the required ending sentence was weak. But I did it and will post once the contest winners are announced.

The story had to begin with:
Some people swore that the house was haunted.

And end with:
Nothing was ever the same again after that.

This one was definitely a challenge for me. Thinking about this story for weeks, I finally wrote it today – the last day NPR was accepting submissions. I didn’t want to be cliche but still be original. I hope it worked.

I will be thrilled if it is chosen as a favorite.