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Listen to the stories (Friday Fictioneers)

November 25, 2021
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It was a street of mystery.

A street of danger.

The old women say if you turn down that way you are never seen again. They shake their heads, they spit, they pray to the old gods. Bah! You take your life into your hands if you follow that path.

That night, she didn’t have a choice.

She ran, chasing the boy who grabbed her bag. “Stop!” Two sets of thumping feet became one. She stopped and peered through the fog. Fog? The haze covered everything. She heard a bell.

The old women shake their heads. Don’t walk down there.

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  1. Very atmospheric. I wonder if the thief met a gruesome end, and whatever dwells on that street, in the fog/haze, thus satisfied, will allow her to escape.

  2. The fog! The fusion! The old women were right!

  3. Sounds like thief alley, a place of no return where the fog absorbs all the victims. A mystery of horror.

  4. Oh well done! I could see this happening. 😱

  5. Oh, this is dark. Never ignore a lady is the lesson here. Nice one!

  6. It was great and suspenseful and atmospheric with the old ladies and the fog and all. Then came the bell. That bell is the cherry on top, it makes it really, really creepy. Like in Poe’s “Bells, bells, bells, bells…” 🙂

  7. Well done, Laurie. Intriguing story. 🙂

  8. This is great! Ignoring the warnings and running into the abyss – never wise.

    Here’s mine!

  9. Dear Laurie,

    Apparently what the old women said was true. Mysterious and compelling story.



  10. Ooh, love it!

  11. Always listen to the women who pray to the old gods. Hopefully the bell was signaling the way out, but I kind of doubt it. Great story!

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