5. The Mystery
I watched everyone talk about the girl who haunts Morde Manor. I listened to the rumours that spread the streets. I heard the name girl and that she held a terrible secret.
I decided to visit the Manor again, to see what has changed. It was originally boarded up but the boards had been torn away so that in games of Dare, the teenagers could enter.
I knew my way around the place, seeing as I lived here. I made my way towards one of the bedrooms, weaving in and out of the way of spider webs and abandoned nests.
The wooden door was rotten and after a few kicks I could make my way past. I walked inside the room and I could smell the horrid smell of a decaying corpse. The bed was charred and on the dressing table lay make up, bottles of perfume and jewellery that reflected the little light in the room. Every item had a thick layer of dust, including the floor. A rat ran across the floorboards behind me. I turned quickly, scared and frightened but curious. An owl hooted somewhere outside.
It was hard to believe that this was my room before I died.