Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Saturday, March 11, 2017

COLLECTED PHOBIAS #9

COLLECTED PHOBIAS manuscript of short stories by Granny Annie
(Written as bedtime stories for my children in the 80's.)

 
THE FINAL CHAPTER

Annie sat back st her typewriter.  The job was complete.  She was proud of her efforts and had completed a short manuscript entitled COLLECTED PHOBIAS. Annie felt that she had dealt with her fears plus the fears of friends and family in an accurate and entertaining manner.  It has been fun sharing the scary but silly stories with her children.

It was 6:30 in the morning.  Time for her to stop writing because the children would be awake soon.  These early morning hours were hers...her time.  It was a beautiful day.  The birds were awake and starting to sing. Soon they would all leave for work and school.

Someone lightly touched Annie's shoulder.  She turned with a smile expecting to see one of her precious children.  Instead she stared at a faceless, tall, shadowy figure dressed in a long cloak carrying a lantern and scythe. 

"It is time" he said.

 THE END

In the quiet corner of each mind
The boogeyman lives on.
We pray for reality to stir us
So he will be gone.

EAGHL © 2017

First Week INTRUDER and OUTHOUSES
Second Week JUNE BUGS
Third Week OLD AUNT BEULAH 

Fourth Week LIFE'S PLEASURE (part one)
Fifth week LIFE'S PLEASURE (part two) and SILLY GIRL

Sixth week SCHOOL GLUE 

Seventh week PLUMBING REPAIRS (Part One) 
Eight week PLUMBING REPAIRS (Part Two)

12 comments:

  1. Dang lady, you sure write scary stories.

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    1. Thanks for sticking with me. You will notice my audience for these stories has dropped dramatically. Maybe I will go with my sweet poetry next.

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  2. For your children you say. They must be very interesting!!

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    1. I don't think I ever read them this last one. Yes they are very interesting and wonderful. They are very good writers as are all of my grandchildren.

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  3. You excel at these. I like that death came gently too. I hope he will do so for me too.

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    1. Might be gently but still scary. LOL

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  4. lol You just can't help yourself, can you, Annie? :)

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    1. I am afraid you've got that right. LOL

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  5. Time? Already?
    No no, it's too soon!
    :-)

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    1. It was definitely too soon when I wrote that because I was in my early 40's.

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  6. Oh my - and I can just see the whole thing.

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    1. Tap, tap, tap. Hey lady turn around:-)

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