#MicroMondays: Abducted

She shivers by the window. Breath settling to a decent rhythm.

“Drink.” His clammy hand on her shoulder.

Steam rising, she brings the mug to her lips, prays it’s poison.

word count: 30

—Nortina


Written for #MicroMondays. Click here for challenge details, and here to read more “rhythmic” horrors at 30 words.

#MicroMondays: Road Rage

“Why must you yell at traffic?” says my wife, who insisted we drive thirteen hours.

Because this is all so stupid.”

word count: 21

—Nortina


To my readers in the States, will you be traveling for Thanksgiving this week? Whether you’re driving or flying, you should expect delays. So try not to get too frustrated. This is a time to be “thankful” after all.

Written for #MicroMondays, click here for challenge details, and here to read more “stupid” tales at 21 words. 

#MicroMondays: School Guidance Counselor

Lotti silently hands me this week’s progress report:

Language Arts: D-

A note at the bottom of the page:

I doubt she’ll be able to pass the oral portion of my class when she does not speak.

Lotti hasn’t uttered a word since witnessing her mother’s brutal murder, when she learned good and bad do exist.

I fear she’s still learning.

word count: 61

—Nortina


Written for #MicroMondays, click here for challenge details, and here to read more “good and bad” tales at 61 words. 

#MicroMondays: First to Die

“Scared?”

No, but there was a criminal out there. Jocks and popular girls always die first, usually together.

“It’d be cool to go while doing it.”

Swallow your words. I hear the chainsaw.

word count: 33

—Nortina


Written for #MicroMondays, click here for challenge details, and here to read more “criminal” tales at 33 words. 

Also inspired by today’s #1MinFiction slasher prompt. What are some of your favorite slasher movies?

#MicroMondays: Haunted Wood

I am curious too. Enough to follow his flickering match between trees. Monsters aren’t real, but the low growling behind my ear still frightens me.

word count: 25

—Nortina


Written for #MicroMondays, click here for challenge details, and here to read more “curious” tales at 25 words.