Discovery in the Dark

In this season of Halloween, I thought a little horror story suitable






PHOTO PROMPT © Peter Abbey

Billy turned onto the footbridge. Tapping his cane against the walls, he kept up a stream of encouragement to the dog. “Good girl, Maddie”
Suddenly, she stopped and growled.
“What is it, girl? A Fox?”
Maddie couldn’t abide foxes; even the smell rankled her enough that she’d lose concentration.
“What’s there Maddie?” Billy lent forward, feeling with his cane. It touched something.
He poked at the object. It yielded.
“Oh no, what have we found?” Crouching, he felt his way until his tentative fingers hit their target and he recognised it as a foot; a cold, clammy, small human foot.

Written for Friday Fictioneers – a 100 words story based on a photo prompt. Hosted by Rochelle. Read the other entries here.

51 thoughts on “Discovery in the Dark

  1. Wow, this is a brilliant story. In had great empathy for your character. Just the though of the cold clammy foot gave me shivers, adding that it was small took your story to another level.

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  2. Mick, you share a name with my dad. He was Raymond Millard, but had the nickname Mickey, although I never learned why.

    I can imagine that being blind this may have had even more impact since their was no precursor of suspicion before the flashy reality. Nice.


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