Short Story - Fear

in #writing3 years ago

The writing prompt was:
"My mind is blank, think of something"

Provided by @ewkaw

Image courtesy of @rocking-dave

Is it still behind me? Please may it not be behind me. She leaned onto the door frame to catch her breath, closed her eyes and swallowed, then opened them again. Alright. On three. Taking deep breaths to try and calm herself down, she counted, One. Two. Three. Halfway through the last word she turned her head and witnessed the beast. She screamed at the top of her lungs at the sight of its red eyes and darted toward the kitchen in an attempt to escape.

With nowhere to go, she picked up a frying pan and raised it, ready to strike. The creature set its eyes on the pan and tilted its head – it was the most enormous spider she had ever seen. Its fangs dripped with saliva and terrified her. This horrid thing with eight red eyes had spawned in her bedroom as she slept. Good thing it knocked over that vase and woke me up, she thought to herself.

Lucy’s worst fear had forever been spiders. Of any size. Standing face to face with a spider so big it could barely make it through the door made it all that much worse. Her knees were shaking, her breath short and her mind blank with panic.

“That’s right, you better get back!” Lucy swung the frying pan a couple times.

Instead of retreating, though, the creature only crouched, salivating, and jumped. With a single thrust of its hind legs it made its way to the kitchen counter, right on top of Lucy, pinning her extremities to the ground with its many legs.

“No! Get off me!” Drops of saliva dripped from the beasts fangs straight onto Lucy’s forehead as she tried her best to save herself from its grip. “No! Get off!” But the creature didn't move. It stood atop her as if it enjoyed watching her struggle.

Then, with a strike of its claw, it slashed her neck wide open. Squirts of blood painted the walls red.

With Lucy still conscious, the spider began to shrink in size, growing smaller and, until ultimately turning back into Lucy’s cat Roxy.

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Happy ending
#1 - Living off the grid
#3 - A young thief
#8 - A traitor from hell
#9 - Not alone
#10 - Millitary testing grounds
#13 - Bigfoot
#14 - And angel in love with a whore
#15 - Down the rabbit hole
#18 - Reborn as a 10 year old
#19 - A struggling door to door salesman
#24 - Rebellious talking food
#26 - Ssssnails!
#28 - Mission Erased
#32 - Dog's breath
#38 - Abducted
#42 - Killer clowns
#43 - A penny
#2 - A dolphin tea party
#4 - Stained hands
#7 - The giant depressed onion
#21 - The red star
#25 - Long-distance Relationship
#27 - A dream
#30 - Potato
#31 - Dragons
#33 - The Jungle
#35 - A life lesson
#36 - Unicorn meat
#39 - The Purple Road
#40 - Immortal Store Clerk
#41 - Artemis' Hell

#5 - The homeless man
#6 - A blind date
#11 - The wealthy man
#12 - Happy ending
#16 - Asshole soulmate
#17 - My bunny Fluffy
#20 - War veteran
#22 - Wishing to meet a villain
#23 - School trip

#29 - Green Chewing Gum
#34 - Turkey Trauma
#37 - Stuck in a loop

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That's one heck of a spider!

Not one you would want to meet, even if it was daylight! :P

Whaaa?? That title is so so old! :D
And could you turn a kitty to a spider!

Had it lying written, but unedited, in my folder for ages... Then, thanks to @foragingquietude, who basically forced me to either edit it or send it over to her unedited... I knew it had to be done.

Also, Hey! :D Long time no see. :3

Yea... you need someone to give you a kick :p

Indeed :) Look winter is over!

I blame you! You don't say no hi no more! I mean, neither do I... but.. It's your fault!

Looks outside.. Well, kindah sortah... :p

Yes yes... it is my fault obviously. Bad bad me!

hides in a corner

Good. Now I can take you to a scoop of icecream or two.
Need to reward your honest behaviour. :P

Cats are on top of the food chain, I ve been saying it all along. They are the true masterminds behind the New world order, and harming young women is normal for them. Sick bastards. :) My cat is in the next room, so I must go now, before she finds out that I know,she is watching me ..... :)

Same! They're the master schemers behind everything! I doubt anyone in power is actually human. Most likely just a cat in control of a human-like robot.
Report back if you've been caught! I'll send help, but there's no promises the cats will let it arrive!

@svashta, could you check out my latest short story, Fenely? I'd love your opinion.

Checked it out, will leave a comment there now! ^^