Flash Fiction Friday – The House That Nobody Visits

April 10, 2023, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about “the old lady and the Beast.” What does age have to say about the story? Who is the beast, and why? Go where the prompt leads! See April 10: Story Challenge in 99-words for more details.

The House That Nobody Visits – by Hugh W. Roberts

Nobody ever went near the old ladies’ and beasts’ house.

Tears of sadness fell every day. Not even rays of warm sun coming through the windows helped.

When the front doorbell chimed one Saturday afternoon, panic set in.

“Who could it be?”

“I don’t know. Nobody ever comes here because of me.”

“Should we answer?”

“Why not?”

The face of a young female met their faces.

“I’m not afraid,” she said, pushing past them. “It’s time I proved the village folk wrong.”

As the old lady fed on the young flesh, the beast knew why nobody had visited him.

Written for the 99-word flash fiction challenge hosted by Charli Mills at the Carrot Ranch.

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31 thoughts on “Flash Fiction Friday – The House That Nobody Visits

  1. Of course. And just for a moment I thought of redemption and defying superstition and a happy ending. Nope, a bit of jolly cannibalism. You are a one!

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