The end

She pushed the door, widening the crack, peeking through, witnessing the end of childhood. Through the flickering shadows, she saw who did it.

In the many long years that followed, she never told.


This week’s Trifecta Trifextra prompt: “Write a horror story in 33 words, without the words blood, scream, died, death, knife, gun, or kill. Good luck.”


About Fran Hart

Disciple of Christ, earning a living as the director of US-based operations for a Taiwanese company, managing an engineering organization while carving out time to write. Wife, Mother, Grandmother.
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8 Responses to The end

  1. JannaTWrites says:

    Haunting. Childhood traded for the burden of a dark secret.

  2. Sandra says:

    How tragic to keep a horrifying secret!

  3. What a terrible weight to carry! “The end of childhood.” Sad.

  4. Trifecta says:

    Thanks so much for linking up with Trifecta this week. Hope to see you back on Monday (10 am Eastern) for the new prompt and some exciting news about the changes Trifecta is making to spread the word about our writing community.

  5. Wow, that was both ominous and intriguing. Kept that mystery high in the air; now that’s the way to captivate an audience. And what a story. The old mental burden… one of my favs…