The Inheritance

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Horror  |  House: Booksie Classic

After her uncle's death, a young woman inherits his mysterious old house. After some strange occurrences she begins to believe the place may be haunted. Are the ghosts she sees real or just in her
head, perhaps they are something worse.

Table of Contents

February 1

Submitted: January 15, 2018

February 1  The old man was awakened again, long after midnight. He sat up in his bed with the same uneasy feeling that he had f... Read Chapter

August 16

Submitted: January 15, 2018

  “I’m surprised he left it all to you.” Sarah’s sister said in a tone that indicated semi disapproval. “Wasn't he clo... Read Chapter

September 29

Submitted: January 15, 2018

The weather was unseasonably cold even for an Autumn night in the Hudson Valley. The wind whipped down between the hills and through the ... Read Chapter

October 3

Submitted: January 15, 2018

The taxi from the train station turned into the long driveway,  passed the iron gates that stood open, one in fact hanging awry and ... Read Chapter

October 7

Submitted: January 15, 2018

When she woke that morning she was alone in the bed and Watson was capering in front of her eager to begin the day. There was a husband s... Read Chapter

October 9

Submitted: January 15, 2018

The day began as usual. Sarah was starting to feel at home here already and the morning routine was a pleasant one. Watson was delighted ... Read Chapter

October 9

Submitted: January 26, 2018

That afternoon she took her first drive into town. Watson was left behind, happy to be in Mrs. Thurston’s care as the older woman prepa... Read Chapter

October 10

Submitted: February 05, 2018

October 10 The next morning it all seemed like a fevered dream, the random almost frenzied burst of thought, the bizarre half remembe... Read Chapter

October 11

Submitted: February 12, 2018

Another night had passed with only half remembered dreams which had to be pushed aside quickly to deal with an emerging crisis at work. W... Read Chapter

October 11 Evening

Submitted: February 19, 2018

By the time evening had rolled around Sarah had lost all patience with her current project and with work in general. Not only was the cur... Read Chapter

October 11 Later that night

Submitted: February 25, 2018

October 11 Later That Night
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October 16

Submitted: March 05, 2018

Sarah sat in the bar room of the Archet house at a table close to the fireplace. It was unseasonably cold for October and the warmth that... Read Chapter

October 16 Part 2

Submitted: March 19, 2018

There was a pause in the conversation a moment when both women came to a silent understanding about things that are both believed and dis... Read Chapter

October 20

Submitted: April 13, 2018

The morning was bright and cold and Sarah felt the soft crunch of early frost on the grass beneath her feet. She shivered a little and cu... Read Chapter

October 21

Submitted: April 13, 2018

That turned out only to be till the following day when Richard and his wife stopped by around lunch time. Mrs. Thurston set two more plac... Read Chapter

October 22nd

Submitted: April 29, 2018

It was only near dawn when she had finally drifted off to sleep again, a deep sleep full of dreams and memories and the odd visions where... Read Chapter

October 24

Submitted: May 08, 2018

The previous day and night Sarah had spent on the couch in the small tv room downstairs. Her bedroom was off limits until the handyman th... Read Chapter

October 26

Submitted: May 21, 2018

The morning was particularly sunny and unseasonably warm for a change and when Sarah had made her early morning excursion with the dog, s... Read Chapter

October 26 Evening

Submitted: June 20, 2018

Though they had argued most of the afternoon, by the time they were on their way back from dinner that night the mood had considerably li... Read Chapter

October 27

Submitted: July 01, 2018

The next day started before dawn with Sarah and her sister talking in the kitchen over coffee. Margaret was speaking with a voice, keen e... Read Chapter

October 28

Submitted: July 05, 2018

The night had passed without any incident and Sarah was glad of the uninterrupted rest, although she sensed a mild disappointment in her ... Read Chapter

October 29

Submitted: July 20, 2018

The next day started well enough, Sandy seemed fully recovered from whatever weirdness had occurred the previous evening. “I’ve f... Read Chapter

October 30

Submitted: July 26, 2018

The next morning Sarah was awoken by Margaret knocking at the door of the TV room where she was still sleeping. She had insisted on givin... Read Chapter

October 31

Submitted: August 08, 2018

By the time Sarah made her way downstairs, it was clear that Mrs. Thurston had already been up for sometime. The smell of freshly baked s... Read Chapter

October 31 Late Night

Submitted: August 15, 2018

The weather had just held out long enough for Archet to have its festival. After midnight the wind picked up and turned bitter cold. The ... Read Chapter

November 1: Mrs Thurston

Submitted: August 22, 2018

It was about four in the morning when Mrs. Thurston awoke. She was not sure what had roused her, the house was quiet except for the sound... Read Chapter

November 1: Margaret

Submitted: August 23, 2018

Margaret made her way from the bed and breakfast she had been staying at toward the hospital. It was slow going as even here in the cente... Read Chapter

November 1: Ransome

Submitted: August 26, 2018

Ransom Weller sat behind the window of his pickup truck and looked out at the snowy road ahead. It was already after nine in the morning ... Read Chapter

November 1: Sarah

Submitted: September 17, 2018

Her mind drifted untethered from the conscious world. It traveled the pathways of memory and dream in a languid non-linear fashion. Here ... Read Chapter

November 1: Richard

Submitted: October 05, 2018

It had been a terrifying few minutes for Richard making his way from the guest house to Owlsvale House in the storm. Despite it being onl... Read Chapter

November 1: Owlsvale House

Submitted: October 12, 2018

Where the words came from was a mystery to her. The voice that came from her body was her own but overlaid was another, weaving in and ou... Read Chapter


Submitted: October 16, 2018

Maragaret had made it all the way to Archet when she found the road leading East out of town closed. After hours squinting through the da... Read Chapter