Fiction Fragment Fridays: Fight Back!

**As first mentioned on March 21st**
For the next little while I’m going to be busy building up a new backlog of material to post on Fridays, amidst the other stuff I’m working on, so for the next few weeks I’m going to satisfy myself to simply post a drabble a week. For you writers out there, feel free to use these drabbles as prompts toward writing something bigger and better, and if you care to share what you’ve written, please send me a link so I can check it out. 🙂


Fight Back!

She wasn’t gliding towards me the way you imagine ghosts should. Her movements were jerky, twitchy…somehow insane. Perhaps she wasn’t a ghost at all, but more of a ghoul. She certainly looked solid enough.

As she shambled terrifyingly close, her slimy hair hanging across huge, saucer-like white eyes, I thought irresistibly of all the horror movies I’d seen. In those movies the actors always stared stupidly and let the monster get them. I didn’t want to end up like those characters. I wanted to at least make an effort at fighting back.

So I punched the bitch in the face.

2 thoughts on “Fiction Fragment Fridays: Fight Back!

    • Oh, what DIDN’T she do? XD

      Funny story, this drabble came to be because of my husband. We had gone to the theater to see The Grudge when it first came out, and we were late so we were in the second row, which makes my husband jumpy because it’s louder down there and sudden noises make him jumpy. So he was pretty tense through quite a bit of the movie, and near the end when the Grudge is kind’ve climbing up the main character’s body, he snapped and shouted, “PUNCH THE BITCH IN THE FACE!” The people sitting near us never laughed so hard in their lives, I’m certain. XD

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