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Don’t turn around (Friday Fictioneers)

November 15, 2018


PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

My walk home took me under the bridges. Once my eyes were drawn up, I couldn’t get the image out of my mind. Handprints. Fingers stretched, perhaps painted in blood. Desperation. Horror. Fear tainted the prints.

Did they escape?

What had they been running from?

Every sound had me twitching, skittering left and right. Shadows followed me. Footsteps echoed.

In my head, that’s all. It’s only in my head.

But I’d heard talk. Tales of a game. A hunt. Tiny hairs rose on my arms at a screech. Train? No. Tapping claws. Panting breath. A growl, low and hungry.





This is a Friday Fictioneers prompt

word count: 100


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  1. You saw the handprints as sinister. And made a horrifying tale out of it. Well done

  2. Great build up of tension and detail, I am running!

  3. Very tense.

  4. No time for a long comment – I’m outa here!

    Click to read my FriFic tale!

  5. Oh no! Horrifically well told story.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photoss

  6. I could feel the tension knotting in my belly. Well done!

  7. A chilling tale. Very well written!

  8. Great tension building and snappy fast paced piece.

  9. Nicely done, you really built the tension here. I’m ready to run!

  10. Abhijit Ray permalink

    A little creepy tale. Blood stained hand prints makes you wonder what exactly transpired under the bridge.

  11. Suspenseful and scary, well done

  12. Great take on the picture. Well done.

  13. Oh no… it might already been too late… Those handprints were a great detail i missed.

  14. Terrifying. Great story.

  15. Dear Laurie,

    Sheesh. I walk under that bridge frequently. Your story has me wanting to take another route. Good build of tension. You left me breathless.



  16. Brilliant build up of tension.

  17. Is am RUNNING!! You are the queen of suspense and tension. I feel like I need to bow down to you or something. Or curtsy! Lol this was fantastic Laurie. For some reason you posts are not showing up in my reader 😦 so I am playing catch up.

    • Awwww Kira. I love your words too!
      You are the best person to have around. So super positive 😍

      • Well you are stuck with me!! Lol I have always been a HUGE fan of your writing 🙂

      • Oh my heart. I adore you my friend.
        You certainly make me want to write…

        More cliffhangers

        Arghhhhhhhhh 😃😃

      • Grrrrrrr!!! And YAY! At the same time!

        You are truly one of the people I missed the most during my WP hiatus. I was so thrilled to see that you were still here and writing 🙂

      • Hahahaha i soooooooo missed you too! So glad you’re back!!

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