The sun was setting over the lake, painting the sky in a mix of orange and gold, and the air was filled with the sound of crickets singing, when suddenly everything went quiet.

Mick and George were talking but the sudden silence registered with them too. Mick looked around, perplexed, “ what’s going on? Why everything has gone so quiet?”

George who had invited Mick to spend a few days with him hiking and exploring the lake near his home didn’t reply for a moment. Then a frenzy of action overtook his relaxed demeanor. He got up quickly and pulled Mick up too. “Let’s move out of here before ‘it’ comes!”

Mick was bamboozled, “what is it?”, he asked. “You wouldn’t believe me if I told you. It’s a local legend and many people have seen it, and it is so ferocious that man and animal both are afraid of it”

Mick’s curiosity was aroused. He pressed George for an answer but George kept telling him to hurry and get to the jeep. They both got in the jeep and George started to reverse it when he felt Mick’s hand gripping his hand in a desperate grip. He turned and saw ‘it’ in front of the jeep, the bloodshot eyes boring into theirs.

No one knows what happened to the two friends. Their belongings were found neatly stowed in the jeep.


Written in response to FSS # 77, hosted by Fandango



71 thoughts on “Suddenly……..

  1. Oh I love this! Horror is my JAM! I love the buildup to the suspense, the cliffhanger ending…wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing this one. I really enjoyed it with my morning tea 😃🥰

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  2. As a short story writer, reading this tale of Mick and George’s encounter with a mysterious, fearsome creature left me on the edge of my seat and filled with a sense of dread. The sudden silence and George’s urgency to leave only added to the tension and mystery, leaving me wondering what could be lurking in the shadows. The ending, with the discovery of their neatly stowed belongings, only added to the eerie atmosphere and left me wondering what could have happened to these two friends. Overall, this was a chilling and suspenseful read that left me feeling unnerved and eager for more.

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