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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