Seeing Red....The Rules of Engagement by Marny Barnes

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I had mentioned before that I made the mistake of asking the Syni’ster family what kinds of rules they had in place for their children. The answer they gave, chilled me and made me see red at the very same time. One Hundred and ten percent…those CHILDREN are in charge.

I saw fear in Mama Syni’ster’s eyes when I brought this up. Maybe, because what followed could not have been fun for anyone but the kids. Mama shrank behind the counter, shaking her head no at me. Papa just hung his head in resignation like a dog that had been beaten.

Katey approached me dragging something behind her. She motioned me towards the door, smirking the whole time. She obviously wanted to show me something. I noticed that Mama and Papa were being herded out the door by Casey as well. Again I asked what this was all about…and was told that I needed to learn a lesson. A lesson?? Hadn’t I learnt enough about the NUTBURGERS already??

Once I was outside with both anger and fear burning in my stomach, I saw the axe Katey was dragging behind her. She was slowly walking towards me with a nasty little smirk on her face.
“Wanna come play with me??” She asked. I politely turned her down, seeing as I was there to document, not play. She stepped towards me again. “I want you to play with me…NOW”. It was a statement, a demand, a command, it sure as HELL was NOT a request.

“Okey Dokey” I said. What right did I have to deny her as I was a guest in their home. (Guest, victim, prisoner…what’s the difference right??) I quickly and obediently put down my camera then did as I was “asked”. (I really did contemplate telling her to stuff it, then run like the wind…but since I run substantially slower than the wind I thought maybe pissing her off was not the best idea’r)

She handed me a roll of electrical tape and described some pretty explicit actions that I was to take with that tape. It made me furious, and I MAY have piddled in my pants all at the same time!!!!!!!! ( I think is astute of me to notice that fear and anger go closely, hand in hand with each other!! I have definitely noticed them hanging out together in the same room lately!)

I tell you I SAW RED…the above picture captures EXACTLY what I saw when that sniveling little (EDIT) came towards me……Nasty, dirty, rotten little beasts those two are. I live in fear of them…and it turns out so do their parents. Truly, what I saw on their faces couldn’t just be doting love?? COULD IT???

I can’t wait to show you the outcome of that black electrical tape…you couldn’t possibly imagine what those two brats made me do!!!!!!! BRRRRRRRRRR…I just felt that chill crawl down my spine. Tomorrow night will be a sick, shocker…you will crane your head like you would if you saw a traffic accident.

On a happier note, the meds are working!! No calls last night. Of course no phone either, tossed it into the garbage just like I said. AAAAAHHH…the joy of a good nights sleep. Well I have got to run!! There is a knock at the door!! (FEAR…are they here?? Have they found me??) Nighty Night…sleep tight don’t let the Syni’ster’s BITE!!!!



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  • Trish Woodford
    Trish Woodfordalmost 5 years ago

    Love it, the angle, the red, the doll – she must be loving doing these :))

  • sonjas
    sonjasalmost 5 years ago

    love the red in this work

  • Paula McManus
    Paula McManusalmost 5 years ago

    fabulous photo – love the story too! :)

  • TeAnne
    TeAnnealmost 5 years ago

    Love this very much

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 4 years ago

    Oh my, I didn’t see this one before now!

    Making me feel chills too!

  • bigg
    biggover 4 years ago

    Wicked image!

  • Zombie Rust
    Zombie Rustover 4 years ago

  • Thanks so much for the feature!!!

    – Marny Barnes

  • Poisonlolly
    Poisonlollyover 4 years ago

    haunting! great work!

  • navybrat
    navybratover 4 years ago

    scary cool!

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