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Illogical Fear

a 100 word story

By M. LeePublished 19 days ago Updated 13 days ago 1 min read
Top Story - May 2024
Illogical Fear
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“There’s gotta be a logical explanation.” He said, and put his nicotine-stained fingers on the kid’s bony arm.

“I swear, I saw two red eyes glaring at me from below the stairs.” The kid babbled. He was always babbling.

“Just git to damned sleep.” He growled, wondering how his ex-girlfriend could even handle the little son-of-a-bitch. He was the father, sure, but not by choice. Courts forced them together after her suicide.

“I’m scared!” The kid whined.

“Boohoo. Get outta here before I smack the stupid outta ya!”

Red eyes blinked beneath the stairs.

“There’s gotta be a logical explanation.”

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  • Andrea Corwin 15 days ago

    Congratulations on TS! I was pulled in by the real world way the conversation went! Fabulous job! And I hope he is nice to the kid or those eyes….

  • Anna 16 days ago

    I loved your short story! Congrats on Top Story!

  • Caroline Craven16 days ago

    Can’t believe this was just 100 words. So much back story and emotion. Nice one.

  • Back to say congratulations on your Top Story! 🎉💖🎊🎉💖🎊

  • Ameer Bibi17 days ago

    Your story is amazing! Fear and mystery surrounding the red eyes under the steps captured my focus. Congrats on Top story

  • Catsidhe17 days ago

    Love the open-ended possibilities of this one and imagining what comes next! Well done!

  • Oooo, a wonder who or what those red eyes belong to hehehehehe

  • Kendall Defoe 19 days ago

    Yikes! I'm keeping my feet under the covers! 🛌

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