Monsters in the Dark (Jane Doe Flash Fiction)

Carrot Ranch Communications March 9 Flash Fiction Challenge: In 99 words, no more and no less, write a monster story.

Jane lifts her head from the pillow, listening. Did she hear something? Yes, there it is again. Skittering. Leaves in the wind? She listens again. No wind. Skitter.

Great. That’s what she’d liked best about this place. Decent neighborhood, secluded, well cared for and shut up tight. No vermin. She considers how to get a mouse trap free. She has better things to spend her limited money on, but she doesn’t want mice chewing her clothes, droppings everywhere. She needs her clothes nice, for job-hunting.

Skitter. Ugh, mice!

As if unemployment and homelessness aren’t big enough monsters to banish.


220px-NosferatuShadow Count Orlok
Count Orlok from the movie Nosferatu. Public Domain, US.

Author: Deborah Lee

I like trees, dreaming, magic, books, paper, floating, dreaming, rhinos, rocks, stargazing, wine, dragonflies, trains, and silence to hear the world breathe.

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