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Don’t travel alone (Friday Fictioneers)

March 17, 2022
PHOTO PROMPT © Brenda Cox

They added bars.

Redundant really. The entrance was first bricked over, the door sealed shut and the cracks filled. Not even air could get in.

Locking the door was too little too late. It was already out.

The creature.

Hideous howls fill the air nightly. If you go out, you die.

Watch the skies, for it hunts from above.

It prefers the dark. We now know to carry a bright light. But don’t let the batteries fail.

Bones are found every morning.

We mourn the dead and move on. Cannot help them now.

If you smell rot and decay? Run.

This is the Friday Fictioneers Prompt

You can read more FF prompt responses here

Word Count: 100

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22 Comments
  1. Of course, maybe it’s just lonely? Just needs a kind word?

  2. Could be a metaphor for Covid now I think on it – it’s out there, we just have to learn to live with it and try and take a few precautions. Good monster story 🙂

  3. Gwen M. Plano permalink

    Wow, powerful, Laurie! In just 100 words, you’ve created quite a story. Well done!

  4. It is not be much fun being the meal ticket for some hungry creature. Then again it makes you feel alive. A well written piece of tension all round.

  5. Chilling, Laurie! Knowing a lot about its habits has kept her alive.

  6. Oh, Laurie, me thinks it’s Grendel. He has been silent for too long. Well done.

  7. I really enjoyed the sinister feel of this scary story, Laurie! Nicely written.

  8. That’s a creature to give you nightmares. Good use of the photo – it really does suggest a horror scene.

  9. Dear Laurie,

    Chilling warning. A place to avoid for sure. I’ll be staying in for the night, thank you.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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