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Here lies monsters (Friday Fictioneers)

January 3, 2019

PHOTO PROMPT © Russell Gayer


We were told don’t go past the fence.

I heard that rule every day since I started to remember things. Five, six years old maybe? I’m thirteen now. It’s hard to believe the stories. They were told to little kids, right? To stop them leaving?

But monsters aren’t real. I’d not seen or heard nothing beyond the fence.

Shane dared me. I laughed it off, called him a coward and why didn’t he go and prove me wrong.

He’s been missing two days. I ain’t told no one what we said. I watch the fence every minute. He’ll come back.


This is a Friday Fictioneers Prompt


Word Count: 100


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  1. Shane’s just gone to a better place

  2. Why I never take part in dares. Happy New Year Laurie.

  3. Jelli permalink

    Dangerous dares… good story.

  4. that’s scary….

  5. Here’s hoping.. one never knows though!!
    Good job! 😉

  6. Of course he could go looking for Shane – that would be another story altogether!

  7. Dear Laurie,

    Here’s hoping that Shane’s still alive out there. Ominous and well done.



  8. swallows51 permalink

    Never climb over the fence! This was great, thank you.

  9. Abhijit Ray permalink

    Shane took up the challenge. Now he is missing. Mystery thickens.

  10. There is a reason we are told not to do things… but kids will be kids, right? Let us just hope Shane has discovered something positive… right.

  11. gahlearner permalink

    When do grownups learn that the time always comes when kids don’t take ‘because I say so’ as a good enough reason any longer? I’m afraid Shane met the monsters. This is great, could be the start of something much bigger.

  12. I think dares is a common danger for kids… alas there might be other dangers than monsters though

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