Fear in the Woods

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Fear in the Woods

‘Okay, you must stay together. Promise,’ said Maggie. ‘The pie’s in the oven.’
As a child, she loved playing in the woods, but Massie and Albert were little, at least they had Buster.
When the apple-pie was ready, she went to call for them.
‘Albert, Massie, come on in,’ she called walking into the woods. ‘Buster.’
She saw the dumped fridge and gave it a kick. Typical!
Massie shouted, ‘Hi Mum.’
Buster began barking on top of the fridge.
‘Where’s Albert?’ She pushed the dog aside and opened the door. ‘Albert!’
Massie’s lip trembled. ‘He stayed home on his computer.’

29 responses to “Fear in the Woods

  1. Oh that Buster, giving us all palpitations!

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  2. Enjoyed the build up in this. Good one.

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  3. Well, that was a relief! Nice one.

    Here’s mine!

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  4. Aha! Misdirection!

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  5. What a relief. They’re both safe! (Although I have doubts about the safety of computers for little kids…)

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  6. That got my heart jumping! Great misdirect!

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  7. Whew!

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  8. Dear James,

    I’m sure the mother’s relieved. Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  9. oh, what a relief. loved the ending. 🙂

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  10. Buster’s trying hard but he’s no Lassie. Nobody’s “fallen down the well” this time!

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  11. Gave me a chill but so glad for the happy ending. Nicely done!

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  12. Oh gosh, thank goodness. Had me going for a second there. Those darned computer games

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  13. Your story had my heart pounding with fear. They are in trouble but it could have been worse…

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  14. I don’t get it. It wasn’t a twist? 😛

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  15. The ambiguity at the end of the story made me fear the worst, especially Massie’s lip trembling when mum came. Glad if there was a happy ending as you explained.

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  16. I think I stopped breathing for a few seconds building up to the end. Well done.

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  17. Gosh! you had me scared for a moment! Great build-up!

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  18. You scared me. Really! I totally believed the worst outcome. Very well written story.

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