Friday Fictioneers: Town Gossip

PHOTO PROMPT © David Stewart
PHOTO PROMPT © David Stewart

Old Tim was a guy who lived alone, in an old house near the end of the road in Cator’s Gulch. His yard was surrounded with a rusty old fence, with ‘Keep Off’ signs everywhere. I remember one sign that read ‘Keep Out. Trespassers will be shot’. When you are a kid, you tend to believe signs like that. I never went there.

Rumor has it his wife died in a house fire. They say Tim changed that day. He became bitter and dangerous.

I hear Tommy McGill visited him once, to offer his friendship. Nobody seen that boy after.

This sad reminder of hurt and loneliness is my entry into this week’s Friday Fictioneers. Click the little froggy for more stories based on the photo prompt.

6 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Town Gossip

  1. Sad and moving story, but also a bit creepy. Gossip rarely paints an accurate picture so who knows what really happened?

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