Sunday, October 31, 2021

dark side of the moon #9

that smile could hurt...

photo by Ventus17 at pixabay

dark side of the moon #9

She said I was a special friend. I wondered what 10-year-old children meant by special friends. We laid in the long grass in the fields just outside the village, watching the clouds, the sky a shade of gloomy blue. She was holding a doll close to her body. The doll was naked. I pointed out that one of the clouds looked like a bunny. She said there was another bunny behind it. I looked long and hard. The clouds seemed to have merged into a ball of candy floss.

I turned my head and looked at her. She had pulled down her dress. She was naked.

The villagers were baying for my blood. Disgusting child! How can you do such a thing! A couple of the villagers had suddenly chanced upon us in the field. Incensed, they dragged me and the girl back to the village without giving me a chance to tell my side of the story. In the village square, despite my parents' pleas, they whipped me with canes again. As the village was deciding what to do with me, the girl, who was quietly standing at the sides watching, came over and looked at me.

She gave me a smile. Or really a smirk. She was holding her doll. The doll was headless.


because Halloween...

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Blogger Gillena Cox said...

OMG that was a dark tale.
Well Done


31 October, 2021 22:21  
Blogger Ornery Owl of Naughty Netherworld Press and Readers Roost (Not Charlotte) said...

A chilling little story, nicely done for Halloween.

31 October, 2021 22:39  
Blogger indybev said...

OUCH! Darrrrrrrk! Great write.

31 October, 2021 23:13  
Blogger dsnake1 said...


Thank you! :)

Ornery Owl,

It's Halloween!
Thank you! :)


Thank you! :)

31 October, 2021 23:38  
Blogger  said...

Eek. That’s horrifying.

01 November, 2021 00:33  
Blogger phillip woodruff (jalopy dreams) said...

a horrifying story indeed, i interpret this as an evil demon child who likes to twist reality for the purpose of causing confusion and suffering... and excellent tale for Halloween

01 November, 2021 00:36  
Blogger Helen said...

My mouth is hanging open (a very good thing!) What a wonderful Halloween tale. You have great style ....

01 November, 2021 01:16  
Blogger Magaly Guerrero said...

If smiles could kill, this one would leave most readers decapitated.

Wonderfully written: just the right amount information, balanced pacing and structure, and a perfect ending.

01 November, 2021 04:42  
Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

That's a twist! Very spooky.

01 November, 2021 07:51  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ooooo. You got me! So spooky, especially the headless doll part.

01 November, 2021 11:48  
Blogger dsnake1 said...


Thank you! :)


i like your interpretation!
thank you! :)


Thank you! :)

01 November, 2021 12:33  
Blogger grapeling said...

well-told ~

01 November, 2021 14:11  
Blogger dsnake1 said...


"If smiles could kill, this one would leave most readers decapitated". i like this!
Thank you! :)


Thank you, glad it's spooky. :)


Thank you!
Do you have a blog or would you like to share at this community? :)

01 November, 2021 14:29  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

grapeling, thank you! :)

01 November, 2021 14:30  
Blogger Khaya Ronkainen said...

Oh such, horror! And a perfect Halloween tale...Accomplished.

01 November, 2021 15:40  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

Khaya, Thank you! :)

01 November, 2021 17:25  
Blogger Rommy said...

Chilling. Perfect for the season.

02 November, 2021 00:50  
Blogger Priscilla King said...

Very creepy...

02 November, 2021 04:54  
Blogger dsnake1 said...


Thank you! :)


Thank you! :)

02 November, 2021 09:47  

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