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Friday Fictioneers – Neighbour

13 June, 2014

I was woken by a balaclavaed figure crashing into my bedroom. He shone his torch into my petrified eyes and grabbed Mr Cuddles from beside me. “Write 100 words based on Rochelle’s prompt pic…”

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he snarled, menacing fingers tightening around Mr Cuddles’ neck, “or the bear gets it.” Terrified for my nocturnal friend’s life, I obliged:

 

 

It’s taken them all day to move in – three loads including the trailer. I’ve watched them carry furniture, computers, televisions up those wooden steps. I’m sure they’ll appreciate a visit from a new friend with cupcakes and a bunch of flowers.

I always drop in on the new arrivals; welcome them to the shoreline community, let them know the ferry times, recommend good camping spots in the woods. They love me, I’m a good neighbour.

And while we’re chatting, I glance at their locks, make sure one of my tools will let me in when the house is empty.

 

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18 Comments
  1. What a neighbor!

  2. EditMoi permalink

    Creepy!

  3. Hey… this is a good one.

    Go read my latest post. My 13 year old granddaughter wrote it. You will be surprised.

  4. Good and scary story. O_o It sounds like it might be a woman being there are gifts of cupcakes and flowers . That would be unexpected, especially if it was an older woman. Who would suspect someone like that? He/she sounds like a real professional. Well written with good description. I loved the intro starring Mr. Cuddles. 🙂 —Susan

  5. Geez, welcome to the neighborhood.

  6. Nice take on the instruments – something besides dental torture. Good job.

  7. Dear RG,

    A regular welcome wagon, he is. NOT.

    good one.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

  8. That’s why I never trust overly friendly neighbours, especially ones with cupcakes! Loved the story and the intro.

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