Ghosts Next Door

Ghosts Next Door
by Lopaka Kapanui

Oct 6, 2021

100 Ghost Stories Counting Down To Halloween 2021 #25

The relationship was doomed from the beginning. It was Dougʻs fault really for being so friendly during a not-so-good time in his life. Patricia took it all the wrong way, he was merely paying her a compliment but Doug might as well have told her that he loved her. She became a constant presence, whether he liked it or not. Inserting herself, here and there, subtly letting everyone know that Doug was hers. Cats in the neighborhood were found mangled to death, then it moved on to people. The killings all took place within proximity of Dougʻs residence, but it would be too late by the time the authorities figured it out. Patricia showed up at very random hours which would leave Doug very unprepared to receive her as a guest because she would show up when he had company over or was online in a very important meeting. Or if he were entertaining a female guest. Thatʻs when Patricia would become unhinged and lose her mind. The killings of the neighborhood animals and people continued simultaneously.  After a big blowout, Patricia would feel bad and would show up at Dougʻs place with a plate of pasta or lasagna. Tonight, it was her special Tsukemono even though it was off-season. She knew that this dish would win Dougʻs heart and things would be good again until the next big blow up. When she arrived, she let herself in, just in time to see Doug completely naked and morphing into a dog-like creature. Patricia joined the ranks of slaughtered animals and disemboweled persons in the neighborhood.

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