Quincy by E. G. Fabricant
Approx. 790 words.
Published on November 17, 2010.
Here's my entry in Round Five of National Public Radio's "Three Minute Fiction," concluded Nov.14. Had to be 600 words or less; had to begin with "Some people swore that the house was haunted;" and had to end with the line, "Nothing was ever the same again after that." Guess Michael Cunningham and the IWW minions don't like spooks with some basis in historical fact...