Monday, April 1, 2013

No Promise of Escape

VisDare 7: Secret

 In 150 words or less, write a story using the photo as a prompt.


Keys were haunting to her. Not a source of intrigue like others she knew. To Jenny, keys always led to some nightmarish scene although the promise was of escape. She'd learned her lesson. Keys to doors only led to a confusing maze of other doors, any one of which would open to something she could not erase from her mind. Keys to small boxes did not lead to treasures. They led to poor dead birds or other animals and sometimes a body part.

Presents were not fun for her...ever. Christmas was barely tolerable with the wrapped packages. She was sure one of them held terror just as in her childhood.

(Oops, this was an old prompt but good practice.)

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