Trifecta: Dead End

Halloween decorations started going up at my house
yesterday.  I love this time of year.   The leaves are
are changing and the air is starting to get a little cool bite to
it.   Chilly fall nights are great for a fire with friends or
perfect for snuggling up and watching a scary movie.  So it is
only fitting that my flash fiction start to reflect some of the
sinister feel of  Halloween! October
28th
Driving slowly by the
house for the fourth time that week, she drank in each detail.
Driveway:  gentle slope, not too long, ends in a side-facing
garage. Street ends in a dead end. Tall bushes obscure the front
entrance. Trees block much of the street view. She moved her neck
side to side yielding a rewarding couple of cracks. “Stupid bitch
and her fancy-ass house,” she
muttered. Reaching the dead end, she managed to turn the small car
around with ease. “Practice makes perfect,” she said smiling toward
the house.  “It won’t be long now, bitch.” A tiny voice in her
mind piped up, You know, it takes two to tango.  She
didn’t force him to cheat.  She didn’t coerce…
“Shut
up! Shut up! Look, everything was fine before her.  We were
fine.  He was all I had.  She has everything.
 Everything!” she screamed, tightly gripping the steering
wheel. October
29th
Another pass through the
neighborhood revealed billowy ghosts being strung from trees and
fake tomb stones lining driveways. Stupid bitch had cobwebs and
spiders decorating her mailbox. October
30th
She looked in the mirror
admiring her long black cloak and mask.  She was completely
disguised.  The flowing sleeves totally obscured the glint of
the knife she palmed. October
31st
She waited in the
shadows as the last of the stream of trick-or-treaters made their
way down the driveway.  She calmly walked toward the
house.  She could see stupid bitch at the door dressed as a
sexy witch. Last chance to turn back.  Are you sure
you want to do this?
“Yes!” she screamed. Stupid bitch
turned around and looked at her. “Umm sorry, I mean
trick-or-treat.  I get excited,”  she said from behind
the mask. “You seem a little too big for trick-or-treat,” stupid
bitch challenged. “Well you seem a little too calm for someone who is about to die,” she said quickly shoving her back into the house and
turning off the porch light. stock-footage-a-person-masked-and-cloaked-in-black-flashing-a-knife 328 words of twisted,
Halloween craziness written for the Trifecta
prompt:

This week’s prompt word is inspired by a
less-than-inspiring few weeks in the life of at least one (no more
than three) Trifecta editor(s). If this type of language is not
your thing, don’t worry. There aren’t too many more swear words
with third definitions in our dictionary, so we can guarantee
Trifecta won’t always be not safe for work. If it is your thing,
well, give us your best. ASS 1. (noun): any of several hardy
gregarious African or Asian perissodactyl mammals (genus Equus)
smaller than the horse and having long ears; especially : an
African mammal (E. asinus) that is the ancestor of the donkey 2.
(noun): a. often vulgar : buttocks —often used in emphatic
reference to a specific person b. often vulgar : anus 3.
(adverb/adjective) often vulgar—often used as a postpositive
intensive especially with words of derogatory
implication

Stay positive
& love your life!
-Melissa
Today: Listening
to: 
Eagles
Of Death Metal – Poor Doggie
Eating: 
Salad Drinking: 
H2O Random fact: 
My parent’s neighborhood attracts so many trick-or-treaters, that
cars line the entire block.  They can easily spend several
hundred dollars on candy.

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22 thoughts on “Trifecta: Dead End

  1. some women are scary.

    Although this was written so well that I held my breath and gasped.

    (plus talk about the pot and the kettle and …*ahem* 😉 )
    I liked it.

  2. Loved the ending, the guise of mind and disguise of body coming together. The sinister feel prevails throughout the piece – apt use of prompt and the season 🙂

  3. That was suspenseful and angry! I like that you used dates to make us wonder what will happen on Halloween. Nice job!

  4. I love how Stupid Bitch is her name, (or is it?). It reminds of a co-worker one time, whose ex was known as (one word): “Kathybitch”.
    Anyway, quite nicely done.

  5. This was very cathartic for me.
    Well, on one level. On another, it’s so totally wrong and immoral…
    But cathartic.
    Glad Stupid Bitch got stuck a good one. Even if it was by someone ‘a little too big’!

  6. That’s some serious Halloween craziness.

  7. This was like reading a screenplay. The description, the dates, her growing anger. I knew there was a reason I don’t like Halloween and dressing up. I wouldn’t want to encounter this lady. Way to ratchet up the season!

  8. You have to watch out for a scorned woman. Thanks for linking up!

  9. Chilling! and oh-so-appropriate for the month! Like the date format, too!

  10. That was crazy. In a good way!

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