Grave Diggers   28 comments




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!


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


  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


    • 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.”



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


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


  6. Definitely the worst day ever. Horrible.



  7. Oh my, what a story.


  8. Shudder.


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


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


  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.


  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 🙂


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


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


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