Our New House

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


We bought an old house, my boyfriend and I. He's in charge of the "new" construction – converting the kitchen in to the master bedroom for instance, while I'm on wallpaper removal duty. The previous owner papered EVERY wall and ceiling! Removing it is brutal, but oddly satisfying. The best feeling is getting a long peel, similar to your skin when you're peeling from a sunburn. I don't know about you but I kinda make a game of peeling, on the hunt for the longest piece before it rips.

 

Under a corner section of paper in every room is a person’s name and a date. Curiosity got the best of me one night when I Googled one of the names and discovered the person was actually a missing person, the missing date matching the date under the wallpaper! The next da, I made a list of all the names and dates. Sure enough each name was for a missing person with dates to match. We notified the police who naturally sent out the crime scene team.

 

I overhead one tech say "yup, it's human."

 

"Human? What's human?"

 

"Ma'am, where is the material you removed from the walls already? This isn't wallpaper you were removing."


Submitted: April 02, 2018

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hullabaloo22

Okay, they was a pretty neat twist. Good job with this Flash story!

Tue, April 3rd, 2018 8:35pm

Kayla Mills

Thank you!

Wed, April 4th, 2018 12:56pm

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