Friday Fictioneers: 13th July

You can find details of Rochelle’s weekly challenge here:
The photo this week is provided by Liz Young.

A quiet chuckle escaped from behind the rubber mask.
‘Professor Anders? Is that you?’
The person inside the cage sat insanely still, not a twitch or a tremor in their body, dark eyes staring ahead.
The tape said Crime Scene, Do Not Enter.
Curiosity got the better of one onlooker, and he reached inside.
No-one saw what happened, it was too quick.
Arm and body became detached, blood dripping from the razor-like talons of the prisoner.
‘Happy Halloween or Friday the 13th. Doesn’t matter to me. You’re all mine!’ and
the creature burst from its shackles.

95 words


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour 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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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24 Responses to Friday Fictioneers: 13th July

  1. Emily says:

    Oh dear! That is really quite terrifying! Nicely done.

  2. Sandra says:

    Any excuse for a good nosh, I suppose. Gruesomely good.

  3. jillyfunnell says:

    Never put your fingers in a cage! Great story.

  4. Surprise! heh. Well done! 🙂

  5. Iain Kelly says:

    The question remains – was it Professor Anders gone monstrous, or was the dear Professor already a victim! Nicely gruesome 🙂

  6. pennygadd51 says:

    There should be a sign saying “Please do not feed the animals”.

  7. Eeeekkk … did you see my dust as I ran? This is another scary read for me as I’ve been trying to read as many as I can FF as I can. I think I need some wine to continue. I’m freaking out. Oh, can you tell I don’t enjoy scary anythings?
    Isadora 😎

  8. Dale says:

    What was that fool thinking? You could not pay me to put him hand in there…

  9. 4963andypop says:

    I think next week we will have to write about rainbows and unicorns. This terrror is too much for me! Great anyway. I will be dreaming about those talons …

  10. granonine says:

    Oy. Keep your hands to yourself!

  11. The sign did warn him explicitly…

  12. lisarey1990 says:

    Harrowing. Liked it!

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