The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!
More Than Cats…
by Rie Sheridan Rose
You know what they say about curiosity…but the old house beckoned in the fading light. The windows were barred, and that should have been a sign—STAY AWAY—in big block letters. But the panes were also ajar…open to the crisp air. Inviting exploration.
So Sojourner slipped inside, her wings fluttering in the sunlight. Just a few inches before she realized her mistake. Not abandoned. A trap!
Sticky flypaper hung in strips before the window, and she had flit right into it. She fought to free herself, but the delicate membranes of her wings shredded….
She screamed—shattering the glass of the windows as the sun abandoned her.
You know what they say about curiosity…but it kills more than cats.
Fiction © Copyright Rie Sheridan Rose
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com
More from Author Rie Sheridan Rose:
“I have always preferred the supernatural in tales of horror, the knot between life and death. Rie Sheridan Rose’s Skellyman is cool and creepy. Her first horror novel is a chilling read.” — Charlee Jacob – Stoker winner, Best novel, “Dread in the Beast”
Brenda Barnett is trying to cope with raising her four-year-old daughter all alone after an accident tore her family in half. As she and Daisy go for a much-needed treat, the little girl spots a Skellyman on the corner.
This pivotal encounter leads to a wave of mounting terror as Brenda’s life begins to come undone around her. Who is the Skellyman? Why does he keep appearing? Can the sympathetic policeman Brenda turns to stop the madness before it is too late?
And why does Daisy insist that her dead brother is trying to tell them something important?
Sometimes SHORT is just perfect! Good one, Rie!