Tuesday, April 16, 2019

N - Night #AtoZChallenge

My A to Z Challenge: Micro fiction, using 300 words or less, inspired by selected words along with a photo for inspiration. The words were chosen in reverse order from this lesson plan page.
(For example, for the letter A it was the 26th word on the list, for Z it was the 1st word on the list)

"I hate night shift, gives me heebie-jeebies," I whispered, looking in the rear view mirror at my latest passenger. "So where can I take you tonight?"

"The Pit," a voice rumbled from the back.

"The Pit, huh. I hear stuff about that place."

He grunted.

"All kinds of weird things. People go in and freaks come out."

"Don't believe what you hear, believe what you see."

"Well, I'd rather not see those kinda things." I sought his face but it was obscured by his hood.

The Pit was an old mansion about 10 miles outside the city. For the last dozen years it had become a gathering spot for the fringes of society. Kids conforming in their nonconformity for the most part but it was the elders who gave me the creeps; tonight's passenger was one.

I slowed as I approached the gate. "Um, I usually stop at the gate." My voice betrayed me and I shook with fear.


I hesitated, "Okay. But I'm stopping on the other side of the gate."

"Keep driving."

A shiver ran up my spine and ended with a tingling at the base of my skull as I passed through the gate, "It's a higher fare..."

"Just drive," he boomed.

"Yeah, okay." The mansion hovered in the mist that suddenly appeared. Lit only by candlelight  strange shadows danced on the walls inside. I shuddered, "Could this place get any creepier?" He paid his fare, slid out of the cab and glided towards the house.

"Thanks. Have a good evening," I shouted as I drove towards the gate. Strange laughter erupted behind me and I looked in the rear view mirror. Slamming the brakes, I screamed. The face in the mirror wasn't mine and it wasn't human.

His words echoed back, "Believe what you see."


  1. Tiny tales. Every day new. Good. New Product Design and Production #AtoZChallenge Blogging 2019 #NarayanaRaoProf

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    1. Hi Donna, I had fun picturing this one. It was originally longer and I worked hard to cut it down to the 300 word limit.

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    1. I dabble in fantasy from time to time but only shorts. I love reading it though and agree, this one was fun to write! Thanks for stopping by, Brett!

  4. Ohmygoodness, how creepy! Good thing I'm reading this in the morning and not before going to sleep...

  5. Now that WAS creepy! Well-done.

  6. Thanks again for visiting my Blog . . . . I am starting to forget who I have got back to and who I have not . . . . That's brains for you. . .Well my brain.

    I haven't had a proper read here as I need to run away . . . sorry about that I will try and get back to do so once I have sorted out the roof of my workshop. As my wife says if I just kept the things I make simple then I would have more time but I'm not that sort of chap.


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