Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Bailey Hunter @DarkRecesses @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction

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Fate at the Gate
by Bailey Hunter

Every night for the last six at exactly 3:33 a.m. the pounding on my front door starts.  I’ve called the cops, but by the time they get here, who or whatever is doing it, is long gone. I haven’t been able to catch anyone out there either. Nearly killed myself falling down the stairs last night trying to get to the door and… I don’t actually know what I thought I’d do.
“BANG… BANG… BANG… BANG… BANG…”
I want to rush down there. Throw open the door and clock whoever it is up-side the head with a bat. Of course, I don’t own a bat. I do own a hammer though.  That would work. Except I’d be the one that ended up getting smacked in the head given my luck.
“BANG… BANG… BANG… BANG… BANG…”
How have my neighbours not heard this? It’s relentless. Maybe if I use ear plugs and cover my head with my pillow it will dull it. I’ve tested them separately without success, but maybe…
“BANG… BANG… BANG… BANG… BANG…”
Damn it! I just gotta breathe. I can’t let this get me. Someone’s shitty idea of a practical joke is not going to break me.
“BANG… BANG… BA…”
Ahhhh… there we go. Finally stopped. I will talk to the cops again tomorrow. A week is long enough. They need to do something about this. I don’t care if it’s a prank.
“BANG… BANG… BANG… BANG… BANG… BANG… BANG… BANG… BANG… BANG… BANG… BANG… BANG… BANG… BANG… BANG… BANG… BANG… BANG… BANG… BANG… BANG… BANG… BANG…”
Holy FUCK! That’s my bedroom door! Holy shit.  Where’s my phone?  Damn it, where did I put it?! Do I scream for help? Do they know I’m in here? Maybe if I hold my breath and be very still… Where’s my fucking phone?
“BANG… BANG… BANG… click… creaaaaak…”
Well, crap. Has it been 10 years already? I knew that deal was too good, but when you’re facing the death end of the big C, you don’t always make the best choices.
“Hello, Exu. It’s not good to see you again. Now, now, no need for the red-eyed glare. A deal’s a deal.”
Fiction © Copyright Bailey Hunter
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com
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More about Bailey Hunter:
Bailey is a publisher with Dark Recesses Press.

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About Nina D'Arcangela

Nina D’Arcangela is a quirky horror writer who likes to spin soul rending snippets of despair. She reads anything from splatter matter to dark matter. She's an UrbEx adventurer who suffers from unquenchable wanderlust. She loves to photograph abandoned places, bits of decay and old graveyards. Nina is co-owner of Sirens Call Publications, co-founder of the horror writer's group 'Pen of the Damned', and if that isn't enough, put a check mark in the box next to owner and resident nut-job of Dark Angel Photography.
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2 Responses to Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Bailey Hunter @DarkRecesses @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction

  1. afstewart says:

    The ending was not what I was expecting, I loved it.

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