Monday, June 29, 2015

FLESH EATERS

SALVATION?????

“The Mayor and the town manager waved as their next victim approached.”

Salvation once again turned to horror. It took a few minutes, but the color, the cheerful greeting, the unbelievable outline of bodies under the plastic tarp alerted me -- I was just in time for dinner—again.

My escape had been for naught, especially when a voice behind me said. "Don't even cornsider runnin', yer surroun'ed. Cuss it all ain't yo' a purdy one?"

After I'd stumbled upon the malicious matriarch, she had given me water, food, access to a revitalizing bubble bath and clean clothes, but my mind couldn't erase her first words 'dinners arrived'.

I gushed my appreciation for their hospitality, despite the lustful, salivating attention of her sons, but I also dropped a bottle of Ambien into the milk jug.


Escape was easy. A backpack full of fried chicken, corn fritters, and a jug of water, but I'd run – right into a whole community of flesh eaters.

Yolanda Renée © 2015
150 Words

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This is unique flash fiction challenge is hosted by Barb Beacham, where she provides a new photo each week, and the first sentence of a story.
Our challenge is to finish the story using 100-150 words, not including the sentence provided. Don’t forget to use the opening sentence… This challenge runs from Monday to Sunday! Get creative and have fun finishing the story!

Please include the photo with your bit of flash and a link back to this post. Do not forget to follow the link to Monday's Finish the Story and click on the blue frog. Be sure to add your link so that others can enjoy your story too! 

Now let’s have some fun!



I don't usually do this but I wrote a follow-up from the last challenge. How could I not? You can read it under the title HOSPITALITY. Enjoy!


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30 comments:

  1. That is definitely not something you want to run to

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    1. So true, Pat, but she already has - I just hope she can run and dodge, and very, very fast!

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  2. Wonderfully spooky. I know this is clique but the narrator is going from the frying pan into the fire!
    I'm not accepting hospitality from now on!

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    1. She did do that, but damn she's given it a good try!

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  3. Chilling.... poor thing, she tried. Well done!

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    1. I hope she keeps trying, thanks Debbie!

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  4. How entertaining!
    AnElephant loves this.

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    1. Thanks Elephant, that means a lot - I love your contributions!

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  5. She really needs to get out of that county...

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    1. Hey Alex, I think she may be stuck there!

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  6. Excellent! It is always good to have some Ambien on you. One never knows... Thank you Yolanda for another great addition to the MFtS challenge, and be well... ^..^

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    1. It was supposed to buy her time, it only sent her into the lions den. Thanks Barb, your challenges are great fun!

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  7. Hey Yolanda,

    Have you missed me? :) Sorry about my intermittent commenting these days. All that autograph signing is taking up so much of my time. Then I woke up....

    The irony in your posting just eats me up! Nice one, Yolanda.

    Gary :)

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    1. Gary, I always miss you, in fact I think of you often and know I owe you an email to catch up. So glad you saw the irony! I'm thinking of expanding these two stories into one and submitting it elsewhere, should be fun!
      Sending hugs...

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  8. She showed 'em, or did she? Love it. Yep, you could totally expand this into a horror short story. :-)

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  9. I hope she has another escape in her, poor woman. To think she's escaped and then to find herself captured again.
    A whole community of flesh-eaters, like-minded people coming together to share their interests. Kinda sweet :-)

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    1. Sweet and creepy! I hope she does too, but I'm thinking of something even better! Thanks Alistair!

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  10. There are only so many directions one can go with such and opening. Tough to stay away from gore.
    Reminds me of at least one of the CSI programs where the focus was on mysterious deaths because of well... the medical need to eat humans.

    Thanks for stopping by.

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    1. I think I missed that one, a medical need to eat humans? Odd for sure, but truth usually is odder than fiction! Thanks Jules!

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  11. Oh such gruesome people everywhere.

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    1. Hey Sally, at least in this part of the woods!

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  12. That just really sucks. I hope she can escape again!

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    1. Hi Chrys, I hope so too. I'll have to finish the story and see.

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  13. This sounds like the blurb to a Steven King novel. Are you going to expand it? I'd have nightmares after reading it. Very powerful!

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    1. Karen, that's quite the compliment! Stephen King is a favorite of mine. Yes, I'm formulating the rest of the story now!

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  14. I bet she's out of ambien.

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    1. Hi Jo, that's for sure, she'll have to come up with something new!

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  15. Great horror story! It read to me like it was a reoccuring thing for her. Wonderful! Great dialect too.

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  16. Good story. I hope she gives escape another try at their expense. Someone has to turn in this bloodthirsty group. She deserves a happy ending after all that. Well done, Yolanda. :) --- Suzanne

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