Sunday Photo Fiction – October 30th 2016
The Heart of Halloween (169 words)
He was the kind of man a woman would happily bring home to meet her parents. We had been seeing each other for only a week, but every day since October 24 so I felt I really knew him.
Leaves crackled underfoot as we walked, arm in arm. The park was quiet, with parents and kids home, readying for Halloween evening.
“I have something for you,” he said, reaching into his brown canvas messenger bag.
I smiled in anticipation and then he presented me with a plush Frankenstein toy. It almost looked homemade with hand-sewn stitching.
“How cute!” I said, desperately trying to ignore the putrid odor wafting around us. I looked around trying to determine its origin and realized I was holding it.
I glanced uneasily at him.
“I’m not easy to love,” he said.
“Oh, pfft,” I said, trying not to gag.
“But you make me feel loved so I wanted you to have a piece of all the hearts of women who rejected me,” he said.
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15 thoughts on “The Heart of Halloween, Sunday Photo Fiction”
Great take Sascha, last line both horrifying and funny at the same time 🙂
Thank you! Didn’t want to go too gruesome. 🙂
Yikes!! Like Iain said terrifying and funny 😀 Well done!
Holy crap! That was eerily scary, omg wow, well done, I gulped a half dozen times good grief, that was astounding
Thank you! 🙂
Seriously! I had goosbumps and chills and you had me gulping good god! Brilliant!
That was awesome Sascha, That last line is excellent.
Thank you so much! 🙂
What a great Halloween story. Thank goodness for her she didn’t reject him. She better be really protected when she does. Creepy and good writing, Sascha. O_o — Suzanne
Thank you so much! Thanks for reading. 🙂
Hi I’m from Darlington too, can u message
Me if u ever wanna do a photoshoot on 07592419367
Sorry, I’m a few thousand miles away.
She must be feeling relieved and terrified at the same time!
Oh…what a cool twisty-tangle.
(Run! Honey…run as fast as you can!)