Thursday, July 19, 2018

A scary hideout


Panting for breath, she ran helter-skelter with a stalker in hot pursuit. Wishing to hide quickly, she entered into one of cluster of dilapidated houses through a broken door. There was a stench from the dust and cobwebs inside. Avoiding the   rickety wooden staircase, she hid in a dark room at the rear. Her heart froze in fear when she heard faint movements upstairs followed by a glass breaking and  stick falling.
Soon the heavy stalker charged in shouting, “You slut, you are trapped,” and ran up the stairs. Alas, one of the wooden planks of the wobbly staircase gave way and the man fell down with a thud. Hit by an edge of a box, he lay inert. She saw in shock the crimson pool around his head. Her heart skipped a beat when a black cat jumped near her leg. She quickly ran out.
“Don’t you know it is haunted and none enters?” queried an old man outside. Crossing her chest with her hands, she breathed free and walked gratefully.(172)

This post is written for the 174th picture prompt in Friday Fiction for Aspiring Writers. The challenge is to write a piece of fiction within 100-175 words based on a photo prompt. Thanks to Priceless Joy for hosting this challenge.

12 comments:

  1. I could visualize the scene. Very vivid post.

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  2. Ghosts too sometimes help :D

    Destination Infinity

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  3. I am amazed how you are able to paint such a visual picture in just a paragraph. Clear precise and crisp. Enjoyed reading it

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  4. Wow, great story! It had me on the edge of my seat! Welcome to the FFfAW challenge!

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  5. Best wishes! Nicely “ painted” ! ��

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  6. Never expected the twist....enjoyed reading...

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  7. So she was saved by the wooden plank. Cool.

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  8. Please let me know if you have written any novels or whenever you write a novel. I would definitely be proud to own it.

    Loved the Story as always!!!!

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    1. I write short stories in my blog
      www.kparthas.blogspot.com
      I have no book to my credit

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  9. Lucid and beautifully depicte love yr enthusiasm. All the very best

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  10. You are a talented writer, enjoyed this fast paced fiction.

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  11. What an imagination!!! You have weaved a thrilling story in such little words. Not only that you have ended the story with a question in our minds. Haunted or not........you indeed are very talented storyteller. - Vidya

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