This Way Worms Grow – Friday Fictioneers

It’s a festive story for Friday Fictioneers this week in honor of ghouls and slasher flicks. The goal is to write a 100-word story based on a photo.

Thank you to the our hostess Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for keeping the tricks and treats coming. Thanks to Dale Rogerson for providing the inspiring photo this week.

PHOTO PROMPT – © Dale Rogerson

(100 words)

This Way Worms Grow

That voice. It hit her like gravel on smooth skin. Spoiled. Her insides choked and thrashed on wormy weeds, stirring the gravel pit of her stomach.

A woman screamed.

It pierced her with a knife, curdling the remains of her lactose-regurgitated beverage.

There would be blood. She tried to eat another worm, sliding it down her hair-clogged throat. Smothered under a blanket, she gasped for air.

“No one dies here.”

Andrea peeked outside her blanket.

“Don’t you remember this part? You’ve seen this like a hundred times.”

“My stomach.”

“Too much popcorn, hon. Better lay off those gummy worms, too.”


Happy Halloween – from me and The Girl on the Swing!

Girl on a Swing

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72 thoughts on “This Way Worms Grow – Friday Fictioneers

  1. Nothing like a hair-ball and a few worms to choke a person up. I loved the “curdled remains of her lactose-regurgitated beverage.” That was the gross part. I had to hide behind my chair while reading the rest of the post. Great job, Amy. Happy Halloween to you too. 🙂


    1. I’m glad to have spooked you and creeped you out! I’m laughing that you hid behind your chair. I hope you had a cozy blanket at least, Russell. Thanks. Happy Halloween!


      1. That’s cool for the neighborhood kids! We have a couple of houses that go all out in my neighborhood too, but they have to keep the scariness under control because there are so many young children… my son wants to put body parts on the sidewalk… I agreed to a couple of hands in the mulch up by the door, but don’t want to scare the kids before they even get up there! Typical teenage boy!


      2. That’s funny. For a long time, my younger son was so scared at Halloween. There were houses we just didn’t attempt! Nope. Pass on that one. I think he’s finally able to handle it. We’ll see.

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      1. I’m one of them. I’ve even gone so far as to watch horror movies in the woods at night. And the books I read while home alone at night…crazy!


  2. Gulp. The regurgitated beverage makes me all queasy. I almost got scared. That picture is great, too. We don’t have that kind of Halloween here. 🙂

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    1. I suppose anything regurgitated is just yuck. I almost had you there, huh? The Girl on a the Swing is a personal neighborhood favorite, although she’s been absent. I don’t know where she’s gone to. People really get festive. I have some orange lights and cob webs I’ll put up. I better hurry, Gah.

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  3. Good, but yucky, story Amy. We went to a Halloween party once where there was a dark room the kids were supposed to go in. My son was scared until he saw other kids coming out with candy. He’d have braved anything for that. In he went. It became his favorite holiday. They don’t celebrate it here. Pumpkin is just another vegetable.I used to especially love the tiny ones and their costumes. Well done. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    1. We had some adorable, little princesses at our door, Suzanne. I love seeing all the costumes, but I haven’t dressed up in years. Pumpkin is just another vegetable. Ha ha. Here it’s a decoration and of course used for pumpkin pie. Yummy. Thank you. 🙂


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