Sunday Photo Fiction – March 18th 2018

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They were so cute, she couldn’t resist, especially as there were no others like them on display. The vendor quickly accepted her offer, seemingly relieved when he took the money.
Back at the hotel, she put them unopened on the bureau and they retired to bed.
Later, her screams were enough to wake the dead.
‘Bad dream?’ he asked.
She nodded and pointed to the dolls.
‘I dreamt I’d opened them all but it wasn’t a doll in the last.’
‘What was it?’
‘A dead baby.’
‘Except when the light hit it, it woke up and reached for me, trying to drag me into the sarcophagus. The bigger one came after you! It was horrible, and so real!’
She buried her face in her hands.
Matt held her tight.
‘We’ll get rid of them tomorrow,’ he said, thinking Russian dolls were one thing, but these miniature pharaohs were another.
Neither noticed the cases were now separated, or saw the dim light emitting from the smallest.

166 words


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am 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 now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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15 Responses to Sunday Photo Fiction – March 18th 2018

  1. Deb Whittam says:

    Great – is the moral of this story don’t buy things fram a street vendor perhaps 😊

  2. Iain Kelly says:

    Tomorrow is going be too late! Great creepy tale.

  3. Joy Pixley says:

    Hm, tomorrow might not be soon enough — methinks there will be more screaming in the night. Scary story!

  4. prior.. says:

    ugh – very creepy and would not want them near my bed or house.

    nice writing

  5. James says:

    I love the creepiness.

  6. Oooooh, creepy and how.

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