29/08/2014

FRUIT - THE PERFECT GIFT : a story in 100 words


“I’m not answering any more questions!” Gilmore yelled and the nurse shooed away the man in black. Gilmour grabbed her wrist as she increased his medication. “I really was abducted, you know.”
“Of course you were, dear,” she soothed, “But you need to rest now. Look at this nice fruit basket your friend brought.”
His eyes widened in terror. “Those are eggs, not fruit!” but the drug blurred his words as she closed the door.

 When she returned, the fruit was a putrid mess, the windowsill was smeared, and the bed contained nothing but gnawed bones lying in a pool of slime.

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Thanks once again to Rochelle at 
http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/ for the disgusting photo that prompted this week's story. No doubt other Friday Fiction writers have written equally nasty stories which you will find by following the link 
http://new.inlinkz.com/luwpview.php?id=429917

36 comments:

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    1. Thanks, Marion - I don't usually do horror!

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  2. The men in black should have stayed back. Horribly good :-)

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  3. Fabulous, really enjoyed reading it. :-)

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    1. My first commenter - on Facebook - is still squirming!

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  4. Terrible stuff, that diamorphine. :)

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    1. I wouldn't know, Robert - I live a blameless, drug-free life!

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  5. I was horrified to begin with by the picture. Mermerised in a car crash kind of way. 'Orrible!

    Any story is hard to write in 100 words. This works. I like the notion that the men in black, government protectors of alien secrets, are using alien eggs to eradicate witnesses who talk too much. A bit more extreme than having Will Smith flash you with a pen light to erase your memories.

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    1. It is a really disgusting picture, isn't it? To begin with I couldn't think of a story cos I don't usually do horror, then this little slimy gem surfaced! Glad you like it, MJ.

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  6. scary stuff. to be continued, i guess?

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    1. No I don't think I'll continue with this one, plaridel!

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  7. Very graphic! I was a nurse. I've seen windows and beds like that before. Lol. I have a bad sense of humour. :-)

    Lily

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    1. Lily! You have a dreadful sense of humour, but then you need one to be a nurse!

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  8. Dear Liz,

    Yikes! She should've listened to Gilmore. Quite a story. Well done.

    shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thanks Rochelle. Hope you're enjoying your holiday?

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  9. Oh.. Now I feel that the men in black have a bigger problem on their hands...

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    1. Alien encounters of the fruity kind?

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  10. beware the fruit basket from the men in black.
    Randy

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    1. If I've taught you that, my words haven't been wasted!

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  11. Dear Lizzy, Yuck - that would be my rotten luck to get a "yes dear" nurse that wouldn't listen to what I was saying. You really did good on this one Liz - really good! Have a good week! Oh yes, your pictures of your vacation are fantastic - lucky you! Nan :)

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    1. In my experience many nurses are like that - the exceptions are treasures!

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  12. I believe he was abducted - Gilmore has been replaced with Gilmour.

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    1. As long as someone believes, the Men in Black will have a job!

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  13. Scrumptious! And a gorgeous photo, too.

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  14. Eugh! I knew fruit was bad for you!!

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    1. Have I put you off your five a day?

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    1. Thanks Ros - soemtimes I scare myself!

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  16. Lizy!!!! Shame on you. This made me draw back and say, "Eeuuwww, yucko!" Well done, dear.

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    1. Glad my rare venture into horror had the desired effect, Alicia!

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  17. "Gnawed bones lying in a pool of slime" --- that's not going to leave me for a good while. Nice use of horror!

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    1. Thanks, Perry - it's different when you write it, isn't it? I would never read this kind of thing in a month of Sundays!

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