This week's challenge from Flash Fiction Friday was about fear.
F3 - Cycle 81 - Lions, Tigers and Bears… Oh, My!
We fear the unknown, more specifically the unseen. Our minds wonder and wander at an odd sound, creaking cracks, things that go bump in the night.
Behind my house is a 30 foot Pine a nearly as high Maple, reaching well over my roof. In my bed at night, my wife sleeping soundly, I hear a crash from above, patters across my ceiling. I know what it is, but I can’t help thinking something is up there more deadly than a squirrel or raccoon. Logically, I know they jump from the tree to the roof and across to my deck, food aplenty awaits them. Sometimes, the mind just wanders. Fear of the unknown reminds me of the classic movie The Wizard of Oz, where Dorothy and her cowardly crew get scared in the Haunted Forest more from the idea that it’s haunted, than any real danger.
This week write a story about perceived fear, either triggered or based on a phobia, and to make it fun use the following word list:
Dark, Crunching, Eerie, Monster and Fear.
Genre: Open Word Limit: 1313
Cue: A story about fear using the words: Dark, Crunching, Eerie, Monster and Fear
Deadline: Thursday May 31, 9:00 AM EST
Here's my story -