annies twilight zone entry

They were twisted all right… twisted and gnarled, like an old tree trunk and in repose he saw a kind of beauty. Those had been the hands of a child trustingly ensconced in the workman’s hand of her father, and over the years of her life they had tenderly wiped away the tears of others, her parents, husband and children. They had been clenched in anger, fear, anticipation and they had waved to friends and family in happy times and sad. In all her life they had served her well but now in death they would point, he hoped to her attacker. He closed the drawer then the door of the mortuary with sadness. Why had those hands been severed?

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have diverse taste in most aspects of my life such as music arts food colours ad nauseum….as you will see my portfolio is also a mixed bag
xx annie

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  • James Lewis Hamilton
    James Lewis Ha...over 3 years ago

    I have to hand to you annieannie… a bizarre holiday contribution… hahahahhaa but interesting!

  • ho ho ho
    have had a sleep and now am away again or will be
    thanks james xx

    – annieannie

  • Anne van Alkemade
    Anne van Alkemadeover 3 years ago


  • hard to think i am a romantic at heart huh? xx

    – annieannie

  • Corri Gryting Gutzman
    Corri Gryting ...over 3 years ago

    Wow, Annie!!!
    I want to read the rest!
    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

  • greetings to you also corri
    i really do not think i could do it
    not a pleasant tale to think on… xx

    – annieannie

  • Rikki Woods
    Rikki Woodsover 3 years ago

    Cold chill through my body!

  • rikki i was undecided when the thought came if i should use it
    but it seems to have worked xx

    – annieannie

  • Anne van Alkemade
    Anne van Alkemadeover 3 years ago

    nar, all romantics have a dark side. :)

  • well it was i think a vicars wife that wrote frankies monster lol xx

    – annieannie

  • ian osborne
    ian osborneover 3 years ago

    Chilling tale Annie, nicely twisted. A suitably gruesome take on the prompt!

  • thanks ian
    i have a strange ability to do these short horror pieces yet i cannot enjoy reading the horror genre xx annie

    – annieannie

  • Solar Zorra
    Solar Zorraover 3 years ago

    Eeewwwww! A lot of dismemberment going on here, this prompt sure has us all in the macabre. Great gruseomness Annie! :) Solar

  • thanks solar
    we really must lighten up…well eerrrr maybe xx

    – annieannie

  • waddleudo
    waddleudoover 3 years ago

    This is the type of excellent writing that requires a second read – just to see if the reader could have seen the end coming. After the second read, assured there was no way we could, we realize it was a satisfying read. Well done!
    Cordially, Ellen (waddleudo)

  • ellen thank you so much for this informative comment
    about eight years back i was on a college course and the tutor would say
    if you think it’s crap then feel free to say but you must tell me why…
    you have reversed that into the positive and i am gratefull
    annie xx

    – annieannie

  • Karirose
    Kariroseover 3 years ago

    Well done! I didn’t see it coming. :)

  • kind of you to read and comment xx

    – annieannie

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