Photo Prompt by Liz Young


“Guys, c’mon. Let me out!” Roger begged.

“I say we leave him here all night,” said Joe. “That’ll teach him for ruining the party by scaring everyone with that Main Street Slasher story.”

“Yeah, stupid story. Leave him.” Doug agreed, “See ya later!”


Day drifted into night.

“I was just trying to warn everyone.” Roger lamented. “No one should be out after dark. They’ll see that I was telling the truth when the news reports another murder. They’ll see.”

“See what?” a raspy voice cackled from behind. “Would you like me to set you free?”


96 words for Friday Fictioneers Photo Prompted Flash Fiction Challenge, thanks to Rochelle Wizoff-Fields. Photo above by Liz Young.

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