First Line Friday 31.03.17

Welcome to Dylan’s first outing as host for this challenge!

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The music box sat on the shelf for years until he walked in.

The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy echoed through the dust filled attic to assault his ears as the lid lifted.
The dainty ballerina spun wildly and completely out of context with the delicate melody.
Faster and faster as the music tinkled on, until it disconnected with the spring and flew across the room.
He stood there completely dumbstruck as the broken figure raised itself from the cobwebbed floor, growing in stature until it stood as tall as he.
Leering lopsidedly, the doll grabbed him by the collar and shook him violently.
Terror caused his bowels to loosen and bladder to empty.
The black lifeless eyes glared into the root of his being, the ruby-red lips parted in a bloodline of cruelty and malice.
With alarming strength, she threw him against the wall, laughing evilly as he slid to the floor in a crumbled smelly heap.

He awoke trembling and afraid.
The music box, his last gift to his violent mother, sat on the shelf intact and silent.

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and have a terrible sweet tooth for jelly babies or fruit pastilles. Best friends are Hubby, our dog Maggie, Bro in NZ, MSM and MOH (and his dog). I am also a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we were once again house hunting until September. We now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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2 Responses to First Line Friday 31.03.17

  1. ellenbest24 says:

    *whispers* throw it out… gasp! A scary tale written with suspense and it evoked the senses, great write.

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