Wednesday, 11 October 2017

The Return of Drabble Wednesday: #OctoberFrights Edition



Welcome to Day Two of the October Frights Blog Hop!


And the return of my Drabble Wednesday Feature!

Yes, those 100 word stories are back, creeping into your mind like oozing blood. Enjoy my trio of macabre tales, of strange things lurking in the night...




The Hags

The Hags, that’s what the locals called it. The spot on the river where three gnarled trees grew, all bent and twisted like crones, half-dead and barren. An eyesore in the light of day, but in the moonlight the trees held beauty.
They held something else in the moonlight as well.
My two sisters and I.
We’re tied to the trees, you see, and the moon. Our magic bound to the spot where we died.
Where we were murdered.
They buried our bones under the roots, but our spirits...
Well, soon we’ll be returning to the land of the living.


~*~






The Price of Tranquility

The water of the canal is still, reflecting the pale moonlight and the illuminated clouds. The rows of houses are silent, their inhabitants drifting in dreams and hushed slumber. On the surface all is peaceful.
But only on the surface.
It has been ever so in this city, for a darkness lingers beneath the serene beauty. Under the still calm of the water danger lurks. Creatures old, and hungry, nesting in the depths of the canals, watching the world above.
Waiting.
Until they see what they need. An unwary human, the solitary one, the one who disappears beneath the water. 

~*~





No One Loves A Clown

Are you out there?
Somewhere past the dark?
I can hear you.
It’s so cold here, so cold. I can’t even cry anymore; my tears are frozen.
I’ve been here so long. Trapped in the cold and dark.
I know you can hear me. I know you are out there.
Is it a dream? Maybe. But you can still help me. Come a little closer.
That’s right, let me see you.
No wait, don’t run.
Clowns aren’t scary. Really.
We just want to be loved.
Closer, that’s it.
Aw, don’t scream.
You’ll like it here with me, and the others.


~*~

© A. F. Stewart 2017 All Rights Reserved 



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6 comments:

Debbie Christiana said...


Great stories, Anita. Especially The Hags...

A. F. Stewart said...

Thanks.

Patricia Lynne said...

I love 100 word drabbles. They are fun to read and write.

A. F. Stewart said...

Thanks. They're fun to write too.

Firetulip said...

Great creepy stories. Loved them.

A. F. Stewart said...

Thanks, glad you liked them.

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