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it is not horror
that elucidates a nightmare
it is hopelessness


For Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge, prompt words: Horror & Nightmare.


photo by Carson Arias via Unsplash

When Frieda was young, her older brother tormented her, decapitating and hiding the heads of her baby dolls, stuffed animals and lego toys.

He was a troubled soul, you see, who was later institutionalized after he directed his gruesome compulsion from inanimate toys to small animals.

Poor Frieda was troubled in her own way and her acting out as an adult years later, while seemingly harmless to living things, was no less disturbing; her home, a hoarding nightmare of empty lego boxes piled floor to ceiling and piles and piles of the heads she was never able to find as a girl.


For Sonya’s Three Line Tale Challenge based on this interesting photo by photo by Carson Arias via Unsplash.

Survivor’s Reception


Photo by Al Forbes

Danielle gazed at the overgrown green mounds where she and her family had lived in until it was safe. She had vowed never to return, but relented when she heard that so many others would be at the reception.

Before that day no one would have believed that their sleepy little town mattered to international terrorists. Greenvale was a farming community. Most people worked simple jobs, shopped at the Piggly Wiggly and spent Friday evenings at the Dairy Queen after high school ballgames. They didn’t even have their own airport or bus station. To access these amenities they had to drive two hours to the city. And yet, they were ground zero for the first chemical attack on US soil.

Each surviving family had received official invitations with promises of funding for those who wished to rebuild and resettle in Greenvale. The old high school gym was full of chatter, laughter and memories of those that were lost. Danielle reconnected with several school chums and neighbors. When it was time for the program to begin, everyone was asked to take a seat.

As the room grew silent, several armed soldiers entered the building, bolting the doors from the inside.

kat ~ 8 June 2016
(198 Words)

A Story for Sunday’s Photo Fiction Challenge based on the photo by Al Forbes above.

Free Vacation – A 100 Word Story for Friday Fictioneers

Photo Credit: Ron Pruitt

Photo Credit: Ron Pruitt

It was easy to find takers for an all-expense paid week at Constellation Resort, a true oasis retreat offering gourmet dining, daily massage and a variety of activities like golf, hiking and swimming.

While guests boarded the bus at the welcome center Mr. Incubus finalized details with his staff:

“Ensure that our guests feel like VIP’s. If requested, menu items may be substituted but only as indicated in the feeding protocol guide. Daily massages for guests are mandatory to ensure the tenderest meat. Apply coercive herd management techniques if necessary. Slaughter is scheduled as always at 0600 on Friday.”

kat ~ 21 October 2015

(99 Words / Genre: Horror)

In honor of Halloween, I thought a bit of horror was in order. 🙂 Thank you Rochelle at Friday Fictioneers for another engaging challenge and to Ron Pruitt for a most intriguing photo. If you’d like to read other stories or have a go at your own story, click HERE.

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