Curse

I'm doing flash fiction for this year's A to Z challenge, hope you enjoy!


This one is kind of a follow-on from my A post. 



Curse:


It happened fairly quickly. People started getting ill; they quarantined the entire village, no one could go in or out. Then they started having hallucinations, saying they’d seen a woman in their house, wearing old fashioned clothes and muttering strange things. Then came the animals; cats, toads, owls, clustered around the homes of those who were sick, waiting, watching.

Soon I was the only one who hadn’t been affected by any of this, and I could think of only one reason why: I brought her back. The rest of the village were being punished, even though it was their ancestors who ended her life, so long ago.

I was being spared, as I was the one who had given her life again.

Everyone was cursed, because of me.

Comments

  1. Ooh, that's creepy. It's got the potential to be expanded into a much longer story. :-)

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  2. Oh dear - moving that slab was no such a good idea after all.
    Tasha
    Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

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  3. Love your theme, I have given you a shout out from my blog today, enjoy the rest of the challenge https://rosieamber.wordpress.com/

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  4. Clever but is it them that are cursed because they are ill or is it you that is cursed for thinking you have made them ill. . . . . When I say you, I refer to the you of the story teller not you as in Miss Laura.

    Well Done again.

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  5. Is there going to be a way out of it, to end the curse? Will there be a part 3?
    Sophie
    Sophie's Thoughts & Fumbles
    FB3X
    Wittegen Press

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  6. Goody! goody! I love this one, thank you for continuing with the first story :) can't wait for the next (smiles hopefully)
    "Haneen/I Will Never Give you Up (479)"

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  7. Guess you're not the most popular person in the village! Good story brewing here.

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  8. Oh, I wonder what will happen when they realized why they were being cursed and who caused it.

    betty

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  9. Oh dear, that's a lot of guilt to handle!

    Annalisa, writing A-Z vignettes, at Wake Up, Eat, Write, Sleep

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  10. OOOH, that's so dark and creeptastic! I love it.

    Good luck with the 2015 A to Z Challenge!
    A to Z Co-Host S. L. Hennessy
    http://pensuasion.blogspot.com

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  11. Guilt can certainly feel like a curse. Awesome way of depicting it! :)

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  12. Sins of the father. I don't believe a person should be punished for something their ancestors did but it makes a great story.

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  13. I would love it if you continued this story :)

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  14. I'd feel so guilty! Great story!

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  15. I love that story - so creepy and yet touching. Good luck on the A-Z, and have a lovely weekend!

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  16. Yup, I knew that had to be a bad thing.

    I find the sentinel animals most creepy.

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  17. Interesting. The plot thickens...

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  18. there is hardly any justice in the world, being punished for the sins of forefathers

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  19. A brilliant follow-on from Awoken, this has a lot of potential in it Laura.

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