Now The Spiders Have Started To Take Over   18 comments

This post is submitted to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields Friday Fictioneers challenge.


PHOTO PROMPT © Victor and Sarah Potter

Now the spiders have started to take over. The potted flowers have also begun their decay. I have never dusted since that day.

Just after dark I turn on the lights in her room. I bring her a small glass of wine. I turn on the television to a program that she watched almost every night.

I come back in an hour and turn the television off and open the book she is currently reading.

I return to the kitchen and wash and dry the dishes I have used to prepare my dinner.

She never eats. She never complains.


Posted January 10, 2018 by Danny James in Friday Fictioneers

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18 responses to “Now The Spiders Have Started To Take Over

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  1. This sounds like one of those stories where the body is a mummy and still there. He seems to have lost his mind when she died. They must have been a solitary couple for no one to notice. Good horror story writing, Danny. —- Suzanne

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  2. Oh, horrors! He must be insane! Really well-written.

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  3. Sad yet gross…

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  4. I think she will soon start to smell though

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  5. Sounds like a day in the life at The Bates motel. Great read. Thanks

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  6. It’s either beautiful or sinister. Is he refusing to let go, or hiding a dastardly crime?

    Click to read my FriFic!

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  7. At first I thought she was perhaps a lady suffering from dementia, but if she never eats or complains I suppose she must be dead, which makes this tale chilling rather than sad.

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  8. So very sad.

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  9. Poignant tale.

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  10. Beautifully Hitchcok. Oh mother! Blood!

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  11. Very sad, unable to let go.

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  12. Touching and at the same time something slightly sinister about his sticking to the routine.

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  13. So touching and poignant. By the way, loved the picture of the library. Something so cozy about it.

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  14. Very neat picture!!  Like the story too.

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