The following story is the answer to a writing challenge from Paul Montgomery, and inspired by the this prompt: “An old bachelor, having just moved to the country, discovers something strange in his back yard.”
By David Accampo
Finding no further answers, I called Mrs. Macready. Phone picked up on the second ring.
“Oh, Bill — I was just thinking about you.”
“I’m sorry to bother you, Mrs. Macready–”
“Please, call me Helen, Bill. No one except the kids at school call me Missus. Haven’t felt like a Missus since Tom died anyway, really…”
“Helen…sorry…listen…I found something at the house today. I’m…I’m not sure what to make of it.”