It’s Friday and time for Friday Fictioneers.  We gathered every week to share our stories from a photo prompt of one hundred words or so.  You can join in the fun if you wish.  We are hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields of Addicted to Purple.  Here is my story.

 PHOTO PROMPT © Douglas M. MacIlroy

PHOTO PROMPT © Douglas M. MacIlroy

She has been afraid forever – of everything.  A cloud passes overhead.  It’s as if someone has walked across her grave.  She shivers, clutching her hands to her heart.  She feels so cold.

She tries so hard to be brave.  It is so very hard.  She bites down on her lips, trying not to cry, trying not to feel sorry for herself.  A tear spills out of her right eye.  She chokes back a sob, taking a deep breath.

There are monsters everywhere.  She starts to sing and dance.  “Do the monster mash”. It’s the only way to keep them away.

About hafong

Hello! My name is (Leung) Hafong alias Lily Leung. You always say the last name first….that is the Chinese way. That is my partner lurking behind me. Since this is my blog, I won’t mention his name. But this is a rather cool picture. You see me and yet you don’t…sort of the way I feel about myself most of my life. So this blog is a self-exploration, an archeology dig of some sort. My tools…..words of a thousand or so at a sitting. I will try for that.
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7 Responses to THE MONSTER MASH

  1. Dear Lily,

    Cute story. I always liked that song.



  2. gahlearner says:

    Poor woman, if singing and dancing helps, good for her. Therapy might help, too. Great take on the prompt.

  3. Margaret says:

    I like her courage. Your story hints at much bigger fears and issues than the light-hearted ending reveals. However, I think singing is a great way to keep the monsters at bay. Here’s a cute song too.

  4. Lux Ganzon says:

    Oh, brrr. That’s a good one.

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