Copyright: Jan Wayne Fields
Here we are once more to show our creativity. Once again we’re asked to compose original stories for the Friday Fictioneers’ weekly challenge. This challenge is to write a story with no more than 100 words. It’s supposed to include a beginning, middle, end, and follow the picture prompt supplied for the week. The gracious and talented author and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is the host for the challenge. The prompt this week was supplied by Rochelle’s husband. Jan Wayne Fields. Thanks Jan.
Genre: Horror Fiction
Word Count: 100 Words
THE QUILL By P.S. Joshi
People laughed at Connie still writing with a quill. She’d found it in the drawer of her great-great grandfather’s desk, behind a secret panel. It still looked brand new despite its age.
Connie had heard numerous rumors about this ancestor, all unpleasant. People had feared him in his lifetime. No one now knew why, but the fear had spread. One faithful servant was paid well to keep secrets.
People often saw the ancestor by a window, happily writing.
Connie sat and took out ancient, yellowed parchment she’d found and began to write.
“Who dies now?” the quill wrote in blood.