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Pegman – A Busy Haunting

Here is my story for What Pegman Saw. I’ve missed a few weeks but I’m very busy at the moment. February/March is audits, budgets and all sorts!

This week we’re on the Clinton Road in New Jersey. This road is notorious for sightings of ghosts, Satanists, witches and even the Ku Klux Klan.

Of course, I bet they all like to come back after death and join the other ghosts… prepare to be terrified to your verrrry corrrre πŸ™‚

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β€œOy! Who are you?”

β€œWe are the ghosts of witches past!” said a witch.

β€œWell, we’re the ghosts of Satanists past and this is our week,” said a Satanist.

β€œDon’t think so,” replied a witch. β€œI’m pretty sure we’re up.”


β€œWe are the ghosts of the Ku Klux Klan. Shudder in fear at… oh, it’s you.”

β€œOh, great,” said a witch. β€œThe bloody KKK.”

β€œIt’s getting pretty crowded around here,” said a Satanist.

β€œThere’s been a bit of a scheduling error,” said a witch, checking her diary. β€œWe’re all booked in.”

β€œWell, we can work with the witches,” said a Satanist, β€œbut everybody hates the KKK. Bugger off.”

β€œI’ve never been so insulted in my life!” said a Klanner.

β€œPretty sure you have,” said a witch.

And so the KKK left in a huff, leaving the witches and Satanists, who had always been of the same mindset, to haunt the road in peace.


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  1. March 4, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    Dear Ali,

    I don’t know about frightened, but I certainly laughed to my verrrrry cooooore.



    Liked by 1 person

    • March 4, 2018 at 7:01 pm

      Dear Rochelle,
      It didn’t turn out quite as bone-chillingly horrifying as I thought it would πŸ™‚
      I’m glad you liked it!


  2. March 4, 2018 at 8:06 pm



  3. March 4, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Laughed the whole way through! Glad to see you this week, Ali!

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 5, 2018 at 7:00 am

      I’m glad you enjoyed it! 11 hour working days are frazzling my brain but I managed to think of a story this week πŸ™‚ I’m sure 30 years ago I didn’t have this problem…

      Liked by 2 people

  4. March 4, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    Just a normal day! πŸ˜€


    • March 5, 2018 at 7:01 am

      Just another day haunting the old road then home for tea πŸ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  5. March 5, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    I wondered what you might do…and you didn’t disappoint, Ali. Loved the said a Klanner!


    • March 5, 2018 at 2:24 pm

      It was a pretty unbelievable thing for a KKK to say. I’m glad you liked it!


  6. March 5, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    Hahahahaha! Good thing they got rid of the KKK!!


    • March 5, 2018 at 2:25 pm

      They’d just have put a dampener on an otherwise good fun haunting!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. March 5, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    You made me smile with that story, Ali! I love the idea of their being a haunting rota.


    • March 5, 2018 at 4:20 pm

      It would be chaos otherwise. Everyone would turn up at once πŸ™‚


  8. Dale
    March 5, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    I love the way your mind works, Ali! This was fun. Apparently in the afterlife there is no more organisation than in the present one! Could you imagine if we had to add some other evil spirits. Total mess I tell you, total mess!

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 6, 2018 at 7:50 am

      I guess those in the afterlife are just as disorganised as they were when they were alive πŸ™‚
      Let’s hope no-one else turns up!


  9. March 5, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    Thank you for the laugh. I enjoyed how the overscheduling was solved ~ get rid of the least liked “haunters.” Your long days haven’t cramped your style in the least.


    • March 6, 2018 at 7:52 am

      Good job two of the groups felt they had something in common πŸ™‚ I’m glad you enjoyed it!


  10. March 5, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    Very cleverly written story. Really liked it.


  11. March 6, 2018 at 12:06 am

    They don’t even have to change clothes! Thanks for participating this week


    • March 6, 2018 at 7:52 am

      Just as scary-looking in death as in life!


  12. March 6, 2018 at 3:20 am

    Because EVERYONE has standards!


    • March 6, 2018 at 7:53 am

      Just because you’re dead, you can’t let things slip!


  13. March 6, 2018 at 10:07 am

    Haha! Very good. Had me smiling all the way through


  14. March 6, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    They should have kept them around to pick up the litter off the road… that’s about all the Klan is good for.


    • March 6, 2018 at 4:53 pm

      They are the litter on the road…


  15. Trisha
    March 6, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    Too funny! πŸ˜‚


  16. March 6, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    Good for them! Haunt that road!


    • March 6, 2018 at 4:54 pm

      Yeah, haunt it like their afterlives depend on it!


  17. March 6, 2018 at 10:10 pm

    Where’s the headless horseman? This road looks like it could really use him.


  18. March 8, 2018 at 6:48 am

    Hilarious, Ali. I wonder who does the bookings. It seems everything is booked these days. It’s no doubt a popular tourist destination. πŸ˜€ — Suzanne


    • March 8, 2018 at 11:36 am

      Whoever it is I think they’ll have some explaining to do πŸ™‚


  19. March 8, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    Seems like a pretty normal day at work for them. Chilling and scaring others away. It’s their fun way to work, I guess. πŸ™‚


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