Nightmare

(100-word flash fiction)

She awakes feeling as though lying on a bed of nails. Needles of pain highway through her body.

A terrible thirst assails her. Strangely, the bedside bottle of water is missing.

She barefoots towards the kitchen. The floor feels shockingly grimy to the clean-freak spinster she is.

The remnants of a meal still sit on the dining table, but alarmingly the setting is for two. She never received visitors.

Feeling faint with dread, she trudges back to bed.

The usually undisturbed other side of the bed looks tousled and slept in.

Sleeping on her side of the bed is. Herself.

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Just the other day I was thinking that it’s about time I wrote a horror story. Not a genre I know much about as I don’t read or watch horror. So, here’s my humble first attempt 🙂

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