Wednesday, May 14, 2014

100 Word Wednesday: You Find A Box in the Attic That Isn't Yours...

The Box
Emma climbed into bed, her husband's back was already turned. Just like always, they were going to bed mad.

Please let him know what it's like to have your heart ripped out.

Finally, she slept and dreamed of a plain wooden box in their attic. A box that didn't belong to her. It thumped and danced across the floor so loudly it woke her with a start.

Just a dream.

The red lights on the clock next to her bed said 2:38. So early.

She rolled on her back and was greeted with a small little imp at the foot of her bed. A grin crossed his lips as he picked red muscle from his razor sharp teeth.

Emma screamed and rolled her husband over to help but found his eyes hollow and a wide hole in his chest where his heart had been.

It had been ripped out.

"Anything else?" The imp asked mischievously.

She paused. "Now that you mention it..."
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  1. Wow, didn't see that coming. Wondering what she is going to ask for next.

  2. Creepy. And I'm sensing a little hostility. ;)

  3. I'm feeling a little grossed out. And very curious to know what she's ask for next.

  4. That little imp has some serious jaw strength! Ouch!

  5. It was like a creepier, even better Tell-Tale-Heart. Awesome!

  6. Ooh, I did not expect that!

  7. Probably busting up laughing was not the appropriate response to this story, but I just loved it so much! I love that she's like, "Hey, now I've got an imp to do my evil bidding!" I mean, who doesn't want that? I'd love to see where this duo goes... I'm guessing it's some pretty scary places. Love it! ^_^

  8. Whoa. Creepy little imp! I wouldn't want to run into him. Very scary turn! I liked it.

  9. Creepy! But yeah, I wonder what she's going to ask for now. :)