MFtS: Spirit City

“The only residents remaining in the small town of Miners Hill are spirits.”

Miners Hill is filled with the ghost-spirits of all the people tragically killed by the devastating gas leak from the manufacturing and mining plant in 1937. At that time, the fatal gas leak could not be detected and the result was the loss of 3, 047 precious and innocent lives. Included in the deaths were three hundred thirty-three children under the age of 18. The remainder were mothers waiting for their children to come home from school and father’s working at the plant or in the mine, making a living for their famillies.

Although much too late for the residents of Miners Hill, a distinctive fragrance has been added to this particular gas so it can now be easily detected.

Miners Hill, aka Spirit City, has become a huge tourist attraction in this particular area of Wyoming, stirring up the wrath and anger of the spirits which linger. (150 words)

Photo credit Β©Barbara Beacham


Barbara Beacham is the kind hostess of the challenge, Monday’s Finish the Story. She provides us with a photo prompt, the first sentence, and approximately 150 words with which we are to use to write our story.

This is my submission for this challenge. If you would like to participate in this fun and addicting challenge, please click on this link: MFtS



64 thoughts on “MFtS: Spirit City

  1. Nicely done Joy! I like how you wove the gas leak throughout your story! Thank you for again writing for the MFtS challenge, and be well my friend! ^..^

  2. There’s a huge Orb in her picture, upper left, an orb is a spirit, a former living being. That is a sad story but a cool pic considering she caught the spirit…

  3. I love ghost stories and like. I a huge fan of Ghost Adventures. Your story came across as true and was very intriguing. I thought “fragrance” was okay referring to what was added to the gas. πŸ™‚

  4. Good story, Joy. It sounded real, like a newspaper feature story. I don’t think think I’d want to visit any ghost town where the spirits were that angry. Well done. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

  5. A fascinating discussion is definitely worth comment. I
    think that you should write more on this subject matter, it might not be a taboo matter but typically people don’t speak about such subjects.
    To the next! Kind regards!!

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