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SOLVED: Adult Fiction > SOLVED. Short story about two spinsters living in a house with an unknown entity that slowly takes over the home [s]

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message 1: by Jade (new)

Jade Zahreddine | 8 comments Read it the 90s for sure. It could have been part of an anthology in an English textbook. The women lived together, they may have been elderly sisters. There is some presumably evil entity that exists in part of the house.

One day they leave some door unsecured and the entity invades more parts of the house before they seal it off. They reference parts of the house they cannot go into anymore because it has been taken over. They mention things they have to live without, like eye glasses or knitting needles that were left in the part of the house they had to suddenly abandon. It ends with them having to quickly leave the house when the entity gets out again.

They lock the door because it wouldn't do for "some poor thief to break in and get themselves killed."


message 2: by Ayshe (new)

Ayshe | 4132 comments It reminded me of "House taken over" by Julio Cortázar but they were brother and sister. I checked the ending and seems to match though.


message 3: by Mir (new)

Mir | 703 comments The Hawkline Monster has two spinster sisters and a house with an entity, but the sisters aren't old. It's also not a short story, but a pretty short novel.


message 4: by Jade (new)

Jade Zahreddine | 8 comments House Taken Over is correct. Sort for the incorrect details. Thank you.


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