Grave Diggers   28 comments

 

 

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Written for Friday Fictioneers.

I can see the sky clearly through the branches of the tree. How long I have been down here remains a mystery to me. I can feel the handcuffs on my wrists and the chains that bind my feet. I have a dark idea that this is supposed to be my grave. There appears to be patches of dirt covering my body. I hear voices speaking softly above me. I suddenly feel something that hits my chest. It’s more dirt! Shadows drift slowly above me, one from each side. I start to scream as more dirt fills my mouth.

 

 

Posted June 25, 2014 by Danny James in Friday Fictioneers

28 responses to “Grave Diggers

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  1. That was pretty horrible – and well-written!

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  2. What a terrifying time to wake up! You painted a very vivid picture here!

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  3. Danny, I agree that it would be the most terrifying thing that could happen to a person. Having a dream like that is truly a night terror. I’ve had a couple and they scared the daylights out of me. It’s no wonder some people want to be buried with their cell phones. Well written. 🙂 —Susan

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    • Thanks Susan. There was a time during thr great plague when they buried the dead with a bell hanging outside their coffin in case they were buried alive. Hence the name “bell ringer.”

      Dj

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  4. Yikes! Scary. Great imagery. Well done!

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  5. Horror! That’s no place to be. Well written.

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  6. Definitely the worst day ever. Horrible.

    janet

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  7. Oh my, what a story.

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  8. Shudder.

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  9. Possibly the worst way to go. I guess he annoyed the “wrong people”.

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  10. Oh gawd! This is just too damned scary just before bed! It’s good, though 😛
    Ellespeth

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  11. I always thought fire would be a horrible way to go but I think you have found it and described it to a tee.

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  12. I cannot imagine anything worse than to wake up and being in a grave with someone throwing dirt on me. E-gads – this is a true nightmare and nicely done. Nan 🙂

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  13. To be buried alive.. The worst nightmare ever..

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  14. That’s a frightening story, Danny, and an imaginative take on the prompt.

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