#FridayFictioneers Lullaby

I work on poetry over at A Full Cup of Tea, but dabble in some short stories and flash fiction here with the FRIDAY FICTIONEERS. Every Friday authors from around the world gather to share their 100-word stories based on the photo prompt hosted by Rochelle Wisoff. We offer support, constructive criticism, and encouragement to each other. Readers are encouraged to comment. My contribution for the week follows the photo prompt below…


After the lights were turned out and all was quiet, the creature crept out of the closet. Oozing over bright-eyed dolls and cuddly stuffed bears, the tangled creature began its journey across the nursery.  Caking mud over airplane toys, the creature made it to the other side of the small room. Stopping at the crib, the mud and matted vine covered creature peered down in admiration at a baby boy clad in smiling cloud pajamas. A low gurgling started, a demonic lullaby.

As the baby cooed in response to the song, the creature reached out to hold his son.

-98 words-


7 thoughts on “#FridayFictioneers Lullaby

  1. Iain Kelly says:

    This actually terrified me – especially that last line. Excellent.

  2. jellico84 says:

    Positively evil, almost didn’t want to hit like, but it was so craftily woven of a tale that I had to.

  3. Oooo….creepy! Well done!

  4. granonine says:

    That’s freaky stuff. Excellent job of drawing me in.

  5. Adam Ickes says:

    I’m not exactly sure why, but I couldn’t help but think of Swamp Thing while reading this. Regardless, I enjoyed it.

  6. Dale says:

    The visualisation was great!

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