The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!
by A.F. Stewart
I found him in the dustbin, my little Cuddly Wumpus. A sad rag doll, one eye missing, and a few tufts of yarn for hair. Someone broke his small lace-trimmed heart; the nasty red pins stabbed in its center showed that. But he was special. I knew it the moment I saw him. Special like me. I knew we’d be great friends.
The last people who cared for him didn’t understand. He told me how they used him and then abandoned him when he wouldn’t do what they wanted. Imagine, thinking my Cuddly Wumpus was a mere curse doll. Sticking pins in idols is the stuff of fiction and films.
After I fixed him, cleaned him and mended his heart, Cuddly Wumpus was ever so grateful. He found his forever home, with someone who saw his worth. I take care of him properly. He is my friend, my protector, my familiar.
We were made for each other; two wicked souls together. He whispers such wonderful things in my ear at night. Says I can start killing again. He won’t let them catch me this time. I won’t have to go back to the asylum.
Oh, yes. I like that. We’ll have such fun, just me and my Cuddly Wumpus.
Fiction © Copyright A.F. Stewart
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com
More from A.F. Stewart:
Visions and Nightmares
Tragedy spares no one… and takes no prisoners.
In the twilight shadows, secrets are revealed past the whispers of madness. Wander into the realm of the old gods with Elenora, where humanity and marriage are a prison. Step through a looking glass of dark horrors with an Alice you never knew. Join with Zenna to seek the truth as her death by magic grows closer. Journey with Olivia as she crosses paths with a monster of the forest and runs for her life. Watch Isobel summon the faerie to solve her problem of an unwanted husband. Shiver as Doctor Killbride experiments with corpses to create life from death. All that and more await within the pages.
Ten stories. Ten women.
Who will survive? Who will fall? And who will succumb to their inner evil?
Find out in Visions and Nightmares.
Warning: This book contains disturbing scenes that may be upsetting to some readers.
Aw, what a sweet story about a girl and her little dolly. Good one, flat out wicked fun!
I love this – a cute parcel of sheer wickedness – brilliant!