Living In The Shadows #writephoto

Sue’s #writephoto prompt is

‘Oh my god. It’s an alien spider. He did bring something back, just like I said.’

Gemma spun and stared where he sister pointed. Ever since their father returned from the Amazon she’d been trying to scare her with stories of spiders in his luggage.’

‘Ha! As if. It’s a shadow, you nutter.’

‘Yeah, but I had you for a minute, didn’t I? Ice cream?’

‘Sure. Have you seen my hand fox? I use the lamp in the kitchen. It’s really cool.’

As the two sisters left and closed the door, the ‘shadow’ stretched, expanded and crawled towards the shadows. Any time now and its babies would be born and then they could feed to their heart’s content. Those two mammals to start with. All that delicious flesh…

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published four books - Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, My Father and Other Liars, Salisbury Square and Buster & Moo. In addition I have published two anthologies of short stories, Life, in a Grain of Sand and Life in a Flash. More will appear soon, including a memoir of my mother's last years. I will try and continue to blog regularly at about whatever takes my fancy. I hope it does yours too. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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28 Responses to Living In The Shadows #writephoto

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Short but not sweet! 😱🍹😱😱

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  2. barbtaub says:

    Oh sure—like I’m going to be able to sleep tonight after that one. Spiders. Shudder. I’m surprised you didn’t work in a few clowns, just to trigger my complete psychotic break.

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  3. This is so creepy, Geoff. Perfect for October.

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  4. Ooooh, how hideous!, that made me shiver!

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  5. I’m glad I’m just starting my day and not about to climb into a soft, warm bed in the dark ………

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  6. Erika Kind says:

    Oh, well, it must be Halloween soon… very creepy!

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  7. JT Twissel says:

    Oh my, spiders in the luggage! I just got back from a trip; now I’m afraid to unpack!

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  9. That’s a creepy one, Geoff. Just right for the season, especially given that Autumn is their time. 🎃

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  11. Iain Kelly says:

    Sent a shiver down my spine – terrifying!

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