Die-hard Spirit

This is my 100-word contribution to Friday Fictioneers. The prompt for this week is the photo below by ©Kent Bonham.  To take part in this weekly challenge or to link to other contributions, click here

For those of you who enjoyed reading about Kristina and her difficult plight, I am developing her story but have stepped back a little in order to do some research. Your comments and feedback have been very encouraging.

studio lights

Friday Fictioneers prompt 04/04/2014
©Kent Bonham


Die-hard Spirit

The new studios took shape and government money for indigenous television shows poured in.

As people took their seats for the first recording at Porter’s Productions, the presenter thought she heard a screech overhead. She glanced up nervously.

Afterwards, accident investigators failed to establish how the heavy light fell onto the victim without breaking its fixtures or the steel bar from which it hung.

Developer Bob Porter wished he had fulfilled his promise to demolish the 18th century schoolhouse instead of converting it. He should never have dismissed lore about a die-hard spirit that did not believe women should have careers.

©Siobhán McNamara

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33 Responses to Die-hard Spirit

  1. A patriarchal ghost! Very interesting!


  2. scrbwly says:

    that was funny


  3. These die-hards! Great ghost story.


  4. I always enjoy an eerie supernatural tale. I suppose Bob is a believer now. Great story!


  5. Lore tends to have a basis in fact. Too bad Bob is a slow learner!

    Good story, Siobhan.


  6. Nice for Bob to be around to tell his story but not so nice for the woman who was killed! 🙂 Enjoyed that, Siobhan.



  7. I guess the morale of the story is….Know your audience. Nice story.


  8. plaridel says:

    the woman who died should go after this male chauvinist ghost.


  9. Vee dC says:

    I’m hooked!


  10. Dear Siobhán,

    Lights out! Don’t you just hate misogynistic spooks? Good one.




  11. znjavid says:

    Ouch, that must have hurt. Nice one!


  12. Dee says:

    Nice take Siobhan.
    Well done


  13. Yik… there are ghosts and then ther are menacing spirits.. this one clearly belong to the latter cathegory.


  14. Good story. That audience got a heck of a lot more than they bargained for with that presentation. I just hate theatres that come with vengeful spirits; especially ones that hate women. 🙂 Well done.


  15. Hala J. says:

    Bigoted little spirit, isn’t he? Where are the Ghost Busters when you need them?


  16. Nan Falkner says:

    Dear Siobhan, Great story and a bigoted spirit that wants to keep women barefoot and pregnant? Well, I wouldn’t give into the punk ghost. I would do some research and find a way to send him to hell where all the women were important and men were led around in shock collars. Or, maybe not. But, really good story! Thanks, Nan 🙂


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