A Scary Story In Three Sentences

Happy (almost) Halloween! It’s the most wonderful time of the year, isn’t it? Well, it is to me, but busy too. So I was pleased to see the challenge over at Terrible Minds today — a scary story in three sentences. Mine is below, but if you can spare a minute for a chill or two, check out the many excellent micro stories posted on Wendig’s blog.

The Thing

Alicia cursed her landlord’s name, as she plunged the temperamental toilet for the fourth morning in a row. Beneath the murky water, she saw a flick of something black slither into the bowl, then back down the drain. “What the hell?” were her last words, before she leaned in, then felt the thing wrap its fleshy tentacle around her neck, pulling her into dark eternity.

 

Poetry prompt unification

I decided to smoosh two prompts together this week. Below is what came of the Haiku Horizons prompt “over” and the Poetic Asides‘ “watching the world go by” poem.

waiting for her

another classic

over the radio

*****

over the radio

notes revive

fading memories

*****

fading memories

her red lips

smiling

*****

smiling

through their long walk

over the hill