What Pegman Saw – Driving Down The Long Road

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Driving Down The Long Road


It had seemed like such an adventure. But now Karl wasn’t so sure. As he drove down Clinton Road in the depths of dark, he could hear his girlfriend Jean’s giggling next to him. The only human sound among the eerie sounds of wind and the rustling of trees. He was slightly old-fashioned and felt he had to be the one to protect her if a ghost or anything appeared. Not that he’d tell fiercely independent Jean that. Though he would never admit it, he was more nervous than she was. In fact she seemed to be enjoying it.

And then the car broke down. There was nothing wrong with it. Karl’s body went cold. And then a mechanic arrived, a young man. A ghostly young man.

“Come join us.”, he said.

Two days later Adam and his girlfriend Elaine were driving down Clinton Road. And the car broke down.


In response to the What Pegman Saw writing prompt:


14 comments on “What Pegman Saw – Driving Down The Long Road

  1. k rawson says:

    Those ghosts have quite the racket. I don’t want to go near that road!

    I noticed your story isn’t on the linkup. Don’t forget to add it if you want the other Pegmaners to find it.

  2. The ghosts have a thing against cars on that road! Well done.

  3. Cara Hartley says:

    One of those “come party with us forever” scenarios. I love it! I also really like the photograph you chose.

  4. I really like the quiet tone of your story, steadily telling us about really creepy events, and innocent humans who don’t get it.

  5. pennygadd51 says:

    Cleverly written, with the second breakdown confirming that the first was indeed supernatural – or just coincidence…You leave it nicely ambiguous. And no, I won’t be taking that road anytime soon!

  6. draliman says:

    On no! Creepy stuff. There must be quite a collection of abandoned cars on that road!

  7. A spooky tale befitting the spooky picture. Hell of a place.

  8. Dale says:

    Very Hotel California feel to this… ‘course, we don’t know if they are still of this world. A road to be avoided, to be sure!

  9. Creepy. Don’t go down that road, you never come back! Nice build-up.

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