No Sightings

PHOTO PROMPT © Ted Strutz

Every now and then the townspeople would see workmen on the property. Fencing repairs, trees trimmed, windows cleaned and changed out for the seasons. The house had been painted every five years.

No one ever sighted an occupant, though. Not once. And oh, how they tried. Binoculars, telescopes, cameras with zoom lenses. They even forced their children to go there on Halloween. The fence would open, the door would crack, a hand would reach out. But no one ever saw anything more. No face. Nothing.

It drove them crazy. Inquiring minds want to know 🙂

55 thoughts on “No Sightings

    1. It did. I didn’t really nudge the story in the direction of an agoraphobic inhabitant, but that’s where it started in my head. I don’t always know what direction things are going to take 🙂

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  1. Perhaps this lockdown isolation has gone too far, or else they just need to be alone. It can not be healthy living like a hermit, maybe one day the mysterious occupants will appear. (Is it a hide out for Zing and Zang?).

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  2. Maybe someone should conveniently (ahem wink wink nudge nudge shall we say?) strike up a bit of a conversation with one of the handymen, etc, and ask what the family’s like….That, of course, takes for granted that the employees are even approachable in the first place

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