Wednesday, 10 October 2018

The Horror of Shakespeare #10 - Off with his head!

A fountain pen with italic writing in the background. Over the top are the words The Horror of Shakespeare and the quote 'Off with his head!'
Every day in October I will be posting a horror/paranormal drabble (100 word story) inspired by a Shakespeare Quote. 
Where has the week gone? Now contrary to popular belief, the quote today is not from the Queen of Hearts, it's from Richard III :)

Off With His Head!

The psychic had said they needed the eye of the peacock to destroy the ghost. They'd found the sword hidden in the statue of the bird in the garden, and the hilt was made to look like a peacock feather.

But, as Cally stabbed it through Sir John MIllingborne, the raging phantom didn't so much as slow down.

"It's not working," she yelled.

The ghost appeared every 23 years, killing one of her family. Cally refused to let it go on.

"The neck g… the neck," Bethany shouted over the maelstrom, "…hanged."

Cally pulled her arm back, prayed and swung.
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  1. Off with his head, and set it on Phoenix gates;
    So the Phoenix may overlook the town of Phoenix.

    Who was the Queen thinking of? Sir John MIllingborne, Richard Crookback ir Lewis Carroll?


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