“I don’t like this. I don’t like this one bit. Let’s get outta here now,” Brian said.
“Oh stop being such a wuss,” Ed said.
“But something is not kosher here,” Brian said. “This old place has been vacant for years, so how do you explain that?” Brian pointed to what looked like a new tea set neatly arranged on the table top.
“I don’t know,” Ed admitted. “Did you tell anyone that we were coming to this old place today, that we were going to be hunting for ghosts?”
“I might have told Carolyn something,” Brian confessed.
“Well, there you go,” Ed said. “You know how Carolyn is. She’s a practical joker. I bet she’s pranking us.”
“No, I don’t think Carolyn would do that,” Brian said. “No way she’d step foot inside this place, much less set up tea service for six. I’m not buying it.”
“Well, I’m going to take a picture of this and we’ll get to the bottom of it later when we see Carolyn. I’m sure it was her.” Ed said. He took out his iPhone and snapped a picture, but when he looked at it in his photo file, he let out a gasp.
“What’s the matter?” Brian asked.
Ed held up his iPhone so Brian could see the picture he had just taken. There was no tea service set up on the table. “What the fuck?” Brian said.
Suddenly the room got chillingly cold. A sound from the opposite side of the table caught their attention. The two teenagers looked up from Ed’s iPhone to see a nearly transparent figure sitting in the chair, a sardonic smile on its face. In a ghostly voice, the apparition said, “It’s tea time, boys. Care to join me?”
Written for Sadje’s What Do You See? prompt. Photo credit: 五玄土 ORIENTO at Unsplash.