Concussion in the Kitchen

A short piece of flash fiction for the Friday Fictioneers prompt.

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Concussion in the Kitchen 

At first, Beryl laughed. It seemed harmless. She arrived home from work each evening to a cluttered kitchen.
Although, she was certain the place was spotless when she left in the morning.
This problem started soon after the accident. An inconsiderate driver had knocked her from her bicycle, and she spent the night in hospital with concussion. The doctor advised that her head injury may lead to confusion and disorientation: take it easy.
She took pictures of the kitchen and kept a diary; it was not her imagination!
She lived alone.
Did someone else stay in her flat?

32 responses to “Concussion in the Kitchen

  1. Brilliant! Wondering the same regarding my kitchen. 😀

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  2. Someone not of this earthly abode

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  3. Poor Beryl, quite a mystery. A playful poltergeist?

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  4. Uh oh. That sounds ominous

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  5. Ha. this opens up so many questions. You really need to expand this, the potential is huge and it could go anywhere.

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  6. place hidden cams with night vision in the kitchen to solve the mystery. If she sees herself making the mess, mystery solved 😉

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  7. Intriguing! Has she forgotten she’s got a husband?

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  8. Excellent beginning to a bigger story. Very mysterious. My mind sparked with many scenarios. The inconsiderate driver? A ghost? Nicely done!

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  9. This would be very confusing. I like that you do not provide an answer, this confusing is too!

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  10. Like the mysterious leaning to this one. I think it needs a sequel. Well done.

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  11. Oh dear! That would cause me distress, too!

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  12. Creepy. I’d hate to be confused like that. The open ending adds the confusion. Well done.

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  13. Pretty creepy! Time for a little camera in the kitchen corner I think.

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  14. Strange happenings. Is it her or someone else? I think she should be more worried than she appears to be!

    p.s. something similar actually happened to someone I knew. Unable to climb the stairs, unbeknownst to her, someone had entered a bedroom window and was living upstairs.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  15. Oh dear, it sounds as though the kitchen has a day time inhabitant. Time to set a trap. Eerie and worrying for her, I hope the visitor isn’t violent.

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  16. if she doesn’t clean up, maybe it will take care of itself. just a thought. 🙂

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  17. Oh! Spooky! I would hate to be in her place. Very suspenseful! This calls for a sequel 🙂

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  18. Ooooooooo creepy
    I sure hope it’s only the concussion !

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  19. That really is very sinister. Well done.

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  20. The more worrying possibility is that she can no longer trust her own perceptions! Intriguing story that could go in so many directions.

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  21. Dear James,

    Perhaps she should have a motion camera installed in the kitchen. Well done and spooky.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  22. Great job James! You have me speculating all sorts of possible scenarios…

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