They say rats won’t eat live flesh, but I feel their whiskers tickling my toes. The chains hold me tight against the basement wall, a cold clammy embrace that sucks away my hope. He has left me water to suckle from a jar, just like the apparatus in a pet store. There is food within reach, a nibble at a time. It is my food, and I fight them off as best I can. I don’t know how much longer they will wait because they are hungry, too.
For more of my flash fiction horror check these out:
The Basement, from Unconfined Delusions
Kids Come First, from Sanity’s Threshold
Unconfined Delusions, Beyond the Threshold, contains snippets of fast-paced, twisted fiction mingled with short stories aimed to keep you on the edge of your seat. “Broken Heart” questions the morality of organ transplantation. “The Basement” corners you in a dank basement with the tools of torture openly displayed. “My Last Sixteen Hours” counts down the last minutes before execution. “Seeing Things” warns of a malignant aura wrapping its inky hands around your throat. “The Clutching” will send fingernails searching for a vein. Don’t let your guard down because the next story might bite.
The words slither across the page, feed on insecurities, and corrupt dreams. Savor the weird deliciousness but read with the lights on. The land of Happily Ever After doesn’t exist behind this cover.
Angela L. Lindseth’s first collection of flash fiction, Sanity’s Threshold, Slivers of a Twisted Mind, is available on Amazon.
The Basement: Awesome doesn’t begin to cover it! If this is a sample of your writing, where do I sign up! —K.B.
Unconfined Delusions, Beyond the Threshold
Sanity’s Threshold, Slivers of a Twisted Mind
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