The Writing Group

He turned on the lights and squinted in surprise. Cob webs covered the place from head to toe, but the light bulbs must have been replaced recently. He shivered. This was where they were meeting? He could only imagine: Dark writers had a strange fondness of odd places.

Carefully, he worked his way inside, making sure not to get the thin threads glued to his hair.

The chair creaked as he moved it…Or was that a different sound? He cocked his head.

Suddenly, the light flicked off and his head was jerked backwards. A terrified scream escaped his lips.

©2018, Friday Fictioneers 12 January 2018

11 responses to “The Writing Group”

  1. Dear Fia,

    Those writers are an interesting lot, aren’t they? You left us hanging. Well done and Welcome to Friday Fictioneers.



    1. Thank you! I enjoyed writing it 🙂

  2. Yes, welcome to FF! It’s a great place to hang out weekly.
    Guess he won’t be writing anything any more…

    1. Thank you – it is quite a fun place here!
      I guess you’re right about that…

  3. Fia, what a good opus! I think you’ll enjoy our company 🙂

  4. Well done, Fia! You built some genuine tension there. I felt quite startled when his head was jerked backwards!

    1. Thank you – hope I didn’t scare you too much!

  5. Yikes! Got to watch out when writers are about – they’re a scary bunch! 🙂

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

    1. They certainly are! Especially crime writers…

  6. This reminds me of a short story they showed us when I was in school, only unlike you, they drew it out too much! Well done.

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