The Cemetary – Mondays Finish the Story – August 31st, 2015

Mondays Finish the Story

Mondays Finish the Story


© 2015, Barbara W. Beacham

© 2015, Barbara W. Beacham


The Cemetery
By Teresa Dean Smeigh
Copyright August 31, 2015

“The cemetery spread along the area known as Devils Abode.”

Shawna and Lucas spent many happy afternoons here reading the tombstones and guessing at what they couldn’t. They did this every weekend. They always felt peace there.

For some reason, Shawna was upset and headed to their favorite place to try and catch the peace as usual. The problem was that it was after dark and she was suddenly afraid. No peace here.

“Shawna where are you,” Lucas yelled.

Just then Shawna bumped into a live body and it wasn’t Lucas he was on the other end of the cemetery calling her name.

She went to scream, but hands were around her throat before she got more than a light “ugh” out.

He squeezed the last of the life out of her while Lucas ran up.

“Is this right Lucas? Did I do it right?”


This is a unique flash fiction challenge where we provide you with a new photo each week, and the first sentence of a story. Your challenge is to finish the story using 100-150 words, not including the sentence provided. Don’t forget to use the opening sentence… This challenge runs from Monday to Sunday! Get creative and have fun finishing the story!

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About Tessa

My name is Tessa Dean and I am an author and blogger. My writing styles vary and I love writing using prompts. I am also writing my first book, a Memoir entitled "Government Property - A Memoir of a Military Wife".  This is being published on the blog rather than the traditional way. I am putting up chapters as I go along. I keep my blog filled with useful content, stories, and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. I have also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. I also wrote a series of articles on Bipolar Disorder for IBPF (International Bipolar Foundation). I am in my 60’s and disabled which allows me plenty of time to write to my heart’s content. I live in southern New Jersey and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. My oldest grandchild is a Sargent in the United States Marine Corps.
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26 Responses to The Cemetary – Mondays Finish the Story – August 31st, 2015

  1. Sonya says:

    Oh, what an evil scheme… Nicely done!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Graham Lawrence says:

    Oops. Was taken by surprise there! well done.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Whoa… wasn’t expecting that!!! Well done!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. What a surprise ending! Lucas ended up being evil. Yikes! Great story!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. babso2you says:

    Creepy story! I love the twist at the end! Nicely done Teresa! Thanks for writing for the Mondays Finish the Story challenge. Be well… ^..^

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Jenn says:

    Now I’m going to have nightmares! 🙂 Nicely done.


  7. Shivangi says:

    I admit I was little scared here. Great take😀


  8. Good twist at the end. 🙂


  9. Oh boy! A very interesting twist.


  10. afairymind says:

    A great twist! What a horrible plot they devised. Nicely done. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover says:

    Nice twist at the end. Just who can you trust?


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