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No turning back (Friday Fictioneers)

January 19, 2017


The old lady gestured with one withered arthritic hand before she turned her back and hobbled down the low steps. Not a single sound had passed her lips.

Sez hovered, not wanting to enter the sacred temple. Dancing from one bare foot to the other, she nibbled on her bottom lip and moaned. Shooting one last glance at the lavender sky with her two favorite moons she took an unsteady breath and closed her eyes. When she opened them she was ready. With steady footsteps she walked into the asylum. She didn’t look back. Her belly quivered. The demon stirred.



This is a Friday Fictioneers prompt

Word count:100



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  1. Wow! Sci-fi and horror in 100 words. And a delicious description of the silent old woman too.

  2. It might be safer for all of us that she stays in the asylum… Chilling stuff.

  3. michael1148humphris permalink

    It seems that she had the choice of two evils, nicely done.

  4. Dale permalink

    I don’t know what’s going on here but I’ve got the creeps.

  5. Dear Laurie,

    I like the lavender sky with two moons. I have to wonder where she is and what kind of asylum she’s in. You’ve captured my attention. Nicely done.



    • Thank you Rochelle. It’s a bit of sci fi, horror and fantasy all in one. No matter where she is… its not gonna end well methinks

  6. Wow. Asylum is scary enough. Old woman topped it off. (Let’s not even talk about two moons, lavender sky, bare feet and biting lip) Well done.

  7. Intriguing.

  8. Giving birth to a demon in an asylum – or possible a temple? – there’s a lot packed into these 100 words.

  9. I felt that the only thing real here was the asylum… sounds like the best place to be with her demons.

  10. gahlearner permalink

    I was intrigued until I got to the demon, then I was horrified. Great writing. I wonder if she’s possessed or pregnant with the demon.

  11. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover permalink

    Great story. Loved the last line “The demon stirred.” It sent chills up my spine.

  12. What an exciting treat!

  13. The belly quivering is the scariest part for me. What will emerge? I want her safely stowed away in the asylum and not coming out, please.

  14. Such a fascinating world conjured in so few words. There’s something both timeless and strange about this one. Well written.

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