Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017 – Day 28


Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017 – Day 28

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Written for Day 28 of A Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017:

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Write a story in less than 100 words that open with, “There once was a castle…”

Murder at the Castle

There once was a castle surrounded by a water-filled moat, there were many strange things going on within the stone walls.

The structure was divided into separate living areas for the lord and his family that separated them from the servants.

One night when all was asleep someone had swum across the moat, climbed the wall and enter the master quarters killing the whole family by cutting their throats.

The murderer was never found as the servants had the weekend off and no one could prove it was any of them, as there was nobody alive in the castle.



  1. That is a beautiful castle and what great surroundings. You did a great job with your story. Is it based on a true story? I seem to remember reading something like this on a British history page a long time ago. I can’t remember the name of the family involved or who the suspects were. What an awful sight that must have been to walk in on when the servants came back to work.

    Have a blessed day.


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