‘You want to go through the woods? Are you nuts?’

‘You think because it’s Halloween something bad will happen?’ Sam laughed and walked ahead.

Amy followed his torchlight. Clouds drifted across the sky blocking out the moonlight.

‘You never saw the Blair Witch Project?’ she shouted after Sam.

‘I did,’ he called back. ‘Terrible movie.’

A stick snapped. Amy jumped and shone her torch around. The trees made ominous shapes in the shadows she cast. When she looked back, Sam had disappeared.

‘Quit fooling around, Sam.’ There was no answer.

Idiot. If he wanted to spook her, she wasn’t going to hang around and play his game. ‘I’ll see you in school tomorrow.’ She carried on walking.

Behind a large tree stump, Sam tried to scream. The hand over his mouth stopped him. He felt the knife start to slit through the skin of his throat.

‘Funny,’ the voice whispered in his ear, ‘so much evil in the world already, why do we feel the need to invent witches and bogeymen?’

Copyright Yarnspinner

Written as part of Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. The challenge is to write a flash fiction story in around 150 words, based on the weekly photo prompt. Thanks as always to the challenge host Priceless Joy. For more information visit HERE.

To read other stories based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.

31 responses to “FRIGHT NIGHT”

  1. I remember seeing the ads for “The Blair Witch Project” in the late 1990s but I never got around to seeing it. Yeah, the prompt just begs to have a tale of teenagers alone in the creepy woods who come to a bad end. That’s what I wrote, too.

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  2. Really terrible when it comes to horror movies, so though I did watch The Blair Witch Project, I probably only glimpsed a little bit through my hands. The ending of this gave me chills. This was very well done and I completely agree with the ending comment. Fellow humans can be scarier than any monster.

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  3. I can’t tell you how much I admire your imagination and your word art. I’m happy to have met you. And I have no choice but follow you.

    PS.: Yes, the Blair Witch Project was awful.

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