Daily Prompt – A Twist from a 10 Year Old

How apropos! The Daily Prompt requests: Tell us a story — fiction or non-fiction — with a twist we can’t see coming.

Well, I’ll post a ghost story my 10 year old son made up in the car on Sunday (yes, lifted from my FB post I put up the other day)

Several people have told us that our son has an ‘old soul’ – I’m pretty sure it’s a soul of an old kvetching Jewish man.

He was making up  a ghost story that took place in a drugstore (CVS) whilst we were driving in the car. And it went something like this…

Legend has it that a long time ago a lady went to a CVS drugstore to get some ‘medium’ Tylenol. She took it and it killed her…<a lot of other tangential ‘details’ that verbose 10 year olds add that I might have tuned out when driving in traffic>… Legend has it her ghost can still be seen today walking up to the counter to complain.

And that’s the story.  Goosebumps, eh? You didn’t see that ending, right?

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About Rutabaga the Mercenary Researcher

I'm a research librarian for Public Television, story teller, bike commuter, baker, music fiend, lover of reading & books, mother, wife, friend - and many more descriptive adjectives and nouns.
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40 Responses to Daily Prompt – A Twist from a 10 Year Old

  1. Rohan 7 Things says:

    Lol. I was obsessed with scary stories when I was his age, but that’s hilarious. Like something out of Seinfeld. Oy vey!


  2. stephrogers says:

    I love that story so much! He ought to blog. He’s quite brilliant!
    PS If it were MY ghost it would never go up to the counter to complain. ever. Instead my ghost would be writing ghostly passive aggressive letters of complaint from the comfort of my hot tub in hell.

  3. Jeanne says:


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  10. One of the best stories I’ve ever heard. Fact.

  11. Twindaddy says:

    Well that’s a creepy one…

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  13. Carrie Rubin says:

    Loved it! He’s got one of the rules of fiction writing down: keep it simple. 🙂 And who hasn’t had to complain to the pharmacist at some point? Dead or not?…

  14. Brigitte says:

    You do know this could be the beginning of a horror-like, suspense book, don’t ya, Ruta? I say run with it. 🙂

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  20. Another creative mind being shaped!

  21. El Guapo says:

    Sadly, CVS employees are probably still ignoring her…

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  23. Jennifer says:

    That’s cool. And I know what 10 year olds are like.

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