The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!
by Sonora Taylor
Jerry watched as Cynthia paced in front of the camera. She’d tried every door twice, to no avail. He’d made it so.
He sipped his soda and zoomed in on his kill room. His second favorite part was seeing his victims’ blood spill over his hands, warm and velvety like chocolate from a fountain. His favorite part, though, was watching them panic.
Cynthia stopped her pacing. She turned and looked towards the camera. Jerry never hid the fact that they were being filmed. Jerry wanted his victims to know exactly what was going on. It was all part of the fun.
She stared at the camera. A small smile crossed her lips.
The screen began to flicker. Jerry banged the monitor, but the lines continued to slash her beautiful face. Snow filled the screen and her image began to blur.
“Piece of crap,” Jerry murmured as he punched buttons, the monitor, anything to sharpen the image.
The screen came into focus. Cynthia still smiled at the camera. She lifted her hands and made a gun with her fingers.
Jerry smirked. You aren’t going anywhere–
Pow! She made a shooting motion, which Jerry only saw for a second. The blast from the gun barrel behind him sprayed Jerry’s blood across the monitor. He slumped onto the control board.
Cynthia’s friend Marie stood behind him, satisfied. She’d wanted to kill him as soon as she found him, but she found it better to wait. It was her favorite part.
Fiction © Copyright Sonora Tayor
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com
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