SOMETHING OR NOTHING?

‘I’m not going down there.’

‘It’s just a shed.’

‘An ominous shed and a strange thumping noise.’

‘What do you think is going to be down there? Be rational.’

‘You’ve seen horror films, right? Where you sit and say “they shouldn’t go into the dark cellar, why would they do that?”‘

‘This isn’t a film, it’s our shed at the bottom of the garden.’

‘You go. I’m staying right here.’

‘Suit yourself.’

Vanessa strode down the lawn. Sound disappeared. She slowed. She heard the thumping noise. An owl hooted. A wolf howled.

She reached the door and turned the handle. It creaked open.

And then…

Copyright David Stewart

Written for Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt (above).

To read more stories of 100 words based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.

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44 responses to “SOMETHING OR NOTHING?”

  1. Great building of suspense.

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      1. You’re welcome Iain

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  2. Makes up my own ending

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  3. Nicely done suspenseful build, Iain

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      1. Always a pleasure, Iain. Great to watch you touring with Barra Boy. Really pleased for you

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        1. Thanks Lynn, hope you get a chance to give it a read if you can find the time! 🙂

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  4. (Laughing maniacally and rattling a large ring hung with rusty keys)

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    1. Lurk in sheds often? 😉

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      1. It’s kind of a hobby, and with Halloween just 2 months away…😈

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  5. lol, great cliff hanger.

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  6. And then, … I saw bats and more bats,

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    1. Thanks Michael, could be bats!

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  7. Dear Iain,

    Gasp! You’re just going to leave me hanging? Good job.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. You make the rules! 😉

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  8. “Is that you, Mo Dean?”

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    1. Or something worse…?

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  9. GAAHhhh! I KNEW you were going to do that!

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  10. If I envision the “and then” the moment when the long legged shadows show up, I’m feeling ver sorry for brave Vanessa!

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    1. It could be lights out for her!

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  11. Don’t just leave it there… I need to know what happened.

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    1. Sorry, 100 words only! 😉

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  12. Uh-oh. Sometimes you’ve got to trust in films and not “investigate that odd noise”.

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    1. Yeah, don’t act like your in a horror film!

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  13. “…and then along came Jones, slow walking Jones…”

    Enjoyed this, Iain, even if you did leave me hanging. 🙂

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  14. i guess you ran out of words and left us guessing what happened next. 🙂

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    1. I don’t make the rules 😉

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  15. I can’t wait to find out what happened next. Great build up, Iain 🙂

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    1. Thank you – this may be all there is!

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  16. And then freaking what, Iain?! lol I guess I’ll wait until you write the book. 😉

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    1. You could be waiting a while! 😉

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      1. lol Already have a lot on the burner? Good on you!

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  17. Eeeeeep! What happens next. Great suspense here! I like the hints of humour too

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  18. […] And we get a taste of suspense from Iain Kelly […]

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