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THAT WEEKEND IN DUBLIN
Friday Fictioneers 5th March 2021 That Weekend in Dublin
Seemed a good idea, a catch up, in Dublin, stay in rooming house, two old friends. Eat in cafes. The house was a ramshackle collision of two Georgian houses. Jake’s room was half a level higher than mine, leading off mutating corridors, different each time we went upstairs. Over supper on our second night, Jake hinted at serious health problems then clammed up. I went to my room with a heavy heart, such a dear old friend.
Next morning I waited for Jake by the bar, sure that’s what we agreed ?
I’d knock on his door, but there was no such room.
Missing persons couldn’t locate him. I never saw him again.
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March 7, 2021 at 12:22 am
I love Dublin, but now I am afraid to visit.🙂
March 5, 2021 at 3:43 pm
A very creepy and mysterious B&B!
March 7, 2021 at 12:18 pm
Thanks Ali – glad you found the story creepy.
March 5, 2021 at 1:12 am
I could literally ‘see’ this building, corridors shapeshifting, half-floors above one another doors. So well done.
March 7, 2021 at 12:27 pm
I appreciate your comment. Glad you could see shapeshifting going on.
March 5, 2021 at 12:41 am
Great description here. I like a cliff-hanger too, although hopefully for the main character, the mystery will be solved at some point.
March 7, 2021 at 1:13 pm
Thanks for your comment David. – glad you liked the description.
March 4, 2021 at 10:20 pm
I love the wording in this one. Very mysterious tale!
March 7, 2021 at 1:19 pm
Thanks Brenda – so pleased you liked the wording.
March 4, 2021 at 4:09 pm
Intriguing! ‘I’d knock on his door, but there was no such room.’ Great story.
March 7, 2021 at 1:26 pm
Thanks for your comment, glad you liked the story.
March 4, 2021 at 3:49 pm
“A ramshackle collision of two Georgian houses.” The imagination goes a little cock-eyed thinking about that. Good mystery, best left unsolved–more fun that way 🙂
March 7, 2021 at 5:10 pm
I appreciate your comment Linda.– glad you liked the mystery
March 4, 2021 at 2:21 pm
It was going so well. An intriguing tale indeed!
March 7, 2021 at 5:13 pm
Thanks Keith, glad you were intrigued.
March 4, 2021 at 12:14 pm
Sad and mysterious. Nicely done.
March 7, 2021 at 5:19 pm
Thanks Rochelle, pleased you liked the story. I found the photo prompt inspiring.
March 3, 2021 at 9:23 pm
This definitely has the chill factor. Reminds me the old “Twilight Zone” TV series and imagining how Rod Serling would introduce it…
March 7, 2021 at 5:38 pm
Thanks Jade –I remember the Twilight Zone, and a program called ‘It came from Outer Space (I think?) which I loved as a child.
March 7, 2021 at 5:44 pm
You’re welcome. Don’t remember ‘It Came from Outer Space’ but it sounds like it’s of the same ilk.
March 3, 2021 at 6:37 pm
Mysterious – or too much Guinness?
March 7, 2021 at 5:46 pm
Thanks for your comment Liz. There’s certainly plenty of Guiness in Dublin !
March 3, 2021 at 5:17 pm
Mysterious. This sort of thing can happen in Dublin I’m sure 🙂
March 7, 2021 at 5:52 pm
Thanks for your comment Iain. I do have a sense of Dublin with a mysterious side.
March 3, 2021 at 5:03 pm
I love ‘mutating corridors’ too.
Not only a great piece, Patience, but you’re early this week!
March 7, 2021 at 6:02 pm
Thanks Ceayr, I don’t know where the mutating corridors came from, though I did stay in a Dublin guest house once rather like that, & returned to tell the tale ! Im early this week having emerged from a miasma of computer malfunctions.
March 3, 2021 at 4:53 pm
Love that boarding house with its mutating corridors
March 7, 2021 at 6:08 pm
Thanks Neil – pleased you like the mutating corridors.