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The Ghost of Billy the Kid

The Ghost of Billy the Kid

By Drac Von Stoller

Copyright May 5, 2016

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The Ghost of Billy the Kid

By Drac Von Stoller

Copyright May 5, 2016

The ghost town of Drearington felt like a good place for investor Mr. Harrington, but his investment would later turn into the investment from hell. The owner had the ghost town for sale for decades because he always was an honest man, and every time he opened his big fat mouth about the abandoned town from the 1800’s being filled with poltergeist activity, that was enough to scare them away. The owner was going to lie about its past to the next potential buyer, but as always, the own Tom Warden couldn’t bring himself to lie, but his luck was about to change when investor Mr. Harrington made an offer that Tom couldn’t pass up.

As Tom and Mr. Harrington were shaking hands on the deal, Tom said, “Mr. Harrington, I’ve got something I must tell you about this place.”

“Well, what is it?” asked Mr. Harrington.

“The town is haunted,” Tom said in a low voice.

Mr. Harrington laughed and said, “I’m going to renovate this town for a place for gamblers to have a good time and make me a wealthy man.”

Tom mumbled, “The only thing you’ll get out of this town is dead.”

Mr. Harrington chimed in and said, “What did you say?”

“Oh, nothing much, I just said I never thought about turning the town into a place to gamble.”

Tom took Mr. Harrington’s check and said goodbye. He got into his car and drove off to the bank to deposit the check.

Mr. Harrington laughed at how cheap he got the property with the ghost town for, but he wouldn’t be laughing very long, because it was going to cost him more than he anticipated.

Just as the renovations began, strange things started happening such as construction workers’ tools were moved every time they placed them down, making it virtually impossible to get any work done. Things got so bad, workers began leaving the job, never to return.

This was very upsetting to Mr. Harrington, and he began to start asking the construction workers what was going on that was making it so hard to get any work done. The foreman of the construction company Dan said, “I think this ghost town is haunted by poltergeist activity.”

“This is nonsense!” said Mr. Harrington in a stern voice.

But as the days went by and little progress was made, Mr. Harrington paid his foreman a visit. Mr. Harrington came up to Dan and said, “What is going on here? I’ve got quite a bit of money invested in renovating this place so I can start getting back my investment, but at the rate you’re going, it looks like it ain’t gonna happen.”

“Well, smarty pants, if you think you can do any better under these circumstances, then I quit!” said Dan in an angry voice. Dan threw his hammer down and walked to his car and sped off down the road.

“Fine,” Mr. Harrington said, “I’ll do it myself and I’m sure I can find some better help if needed.”

It was starting to get dark outside the saloon where Mr. Harrington was hammering away when all of a sudden the saloon doors swung wide open and startled him, but things were about to escalate to a hellish level. Mr. Harrington stopped hammering and gun shots rang out outside the saloon. He ran up to the swinging doors, but there wasn’t a soul around.

“Boy, I sure could use a stiff drink to calm my nerves right now,” he said. Then when he turned away from the saloon doors, there was a freshly poured shot glass with a bottle of whiskey on the bar counter, ready and waiting for him to wet his lips. He scratched his head and said, “I don’t know what’s going on here but I’m not going to question it. I’m just going to enjoy that drink and get back to work.”

As he was wetting his lips with this much awaited drink, he got a tap on the shoulder and asked him to “step outside the saloon and settle it like a man.” When he turned to see who tapped him on the shoulder, there was no one in sight. By this time, he thought he was losing his mind or a trick was being played on him from the contractor Dan. When he went to investigate further outside the saloon, there was no one in sight. He began to yell out Dan’s name, but there was no answer.

Mr. Harrington went back inside the saloon to finish off the whiskey bottle. Just as Mr. Harrington took the last sip of whiskey and was feeling quite drunk, he was jerked right off his stool. He looked around the saloon, but saw no one. Then all of a sudden he was dragged outside the saloon and on the ground lying next to him was a six shooter in a holster from the old west. Then a ghostly voice out of nowhere told him to get up off the ground and put the gun belt around his waist and get ready to draw.

Mr. Harrington was freaking out yelling, “Who is this?”

“Billy the Kid!” said the ghostly voice.

Mr. Harrington was sweating profusely and didn’t know what to make of it, but thought any moment Dan and some of the construction workers would appear and start laughing at him and tell him it was all a joke. But that would not be the case at all.

The voice of Billy the Kid told him he would count to five and draw and he better draw too if he wanted any chance to survive.

Mr. Harrington was looking all around and calling out to Dan. Then the counting started and Billy said, “One! Two! Three! Four! Five!” Then they both drew, but it was lights out for Mr. Harrington. Billy the Kid’s bullet hit Mr. Harrington in the forehead and exited out the back of his skull, killing him instantly. Mr. Harrington’s body fell back onto the ground.

Billy the Kid let out a ghastly laugh and pulled a knife out of the side of his belt and came to where Mr. Harrington’s body was lying and knelt down and took the point of his knife and carved the initials B.K. on his forehead. Then his ghost disappeared into the night.

The next morning, Dan just remembered he left some expensive tools back at the ghost town and got in his car and high tailed it back, only to discover Mr. Harrington’s dead body lying outside the saloon with a bullet hole in his head and the initials B.K. carved into his forehead. Dan didn’t know what to make of it and ran inside the saloon to get his tools and get the hell out of there are fast as he could and let someone else stumble upon Mr. Harrington’s dead body and report it to the police.

Looks like Mr. Harrington’s disbelief in ghosts came back to haunt him and prove to him ghosts really do exist and would still be alive today if he would have taken Dan his contractor seriously, but he didn’t and now he’s dead by the ghost of Billy the Kid’s gun.


The Ghost of Billy the Kid

The ghost town of Drearington felt like a good place for investor Mr. Harrington, but his investment would later turn into the investment from hell. The owner had the ghost town for sale for decades because he always was an honest man, and every time he opened his big fat mouth about the abandoned town from the 1800’s being filled with poltergeist activity, that was enough to scare them away. The owner was going to lie about its past to the next potential buyer, but as always, the own Tom Warden couldn’t bring himself to lie, but his luck was about to change when investor Mr. Harrington made an offer that Tom couldn’t pass up. As Tom and Mr. Harrington were shaking hands on the deal, Tom said, “Mr. Harrington, I’ve got something I must tell you about this place.” “Well, what is it?” asked Mr. Harrington. “The town is haunted,” Tom said in a low voice. Mr. Harrington laughed and said, “I’m going to renovate this town for a place for gamblers to have a good time and make me a wealthy man.” Tom mumbled, “The only thing you’ll get out of this town is dead.” Mr. Harrington chimed in and said, “What did you say?” “Oh, nothing much, I just said I never thought about turning the town into a place to gamble.” Tom took Mr. Harrington’s check and said goodbye. He got into his car and drove off to the bank to deposit the check. Mr. Harrington laughed at how cheap he got the property with the ghost town for, but he wouldn’t be laughing very long, because it was going to cost him more than he anticipated. Just as the renovations began, strange things started happening such as construction workers’ tools were moved every time they placed them down, making it virtually impossible to get any work done. Things got so bad, workers began leaving the job, never to return. This was very upsetting to Mr. Harrington, and he began to start asking the construction workers what was going on that was making it so hard to get any work done. The foreman of the construction company Dan said, “I think this ghost town is haunted by poltergeist activity.” “This is nonsense!” said Mr. Harrington in a stern voice.

  • ISBN: 9781310427930
  • Author: Drac Von Stoller
  • Published: 2016-07-05 03:35:30
  • Words: 1236
The Ghost of Billy the Kid The Ghost of Billy the Kid