Home Tales of Imagination BILLY & THE SHAPE SHIFTER


by Venky



As seemed to be the eerily unique trend, only Billy could see the shape shifter at work. But whether Billy grasped either the magnitude of the situation or fathomed the consequences of the metamorphosis was open to conjecture. His mind was immature and he could not describe what he saw. The killings usually began a couple of days after the shape was fully formed. It was a Siamese cat the last time when Billy’s grandmother died under mysterious circumstances with her throat slit and wrists slashed to virtual ribbons!

The first victim of the shape-shifter however was even before. It was the first time Billy saw the entity at work. A porcelain vase turned into a dreaded moth and Billy’s nanny lay at his feet drenched in a pool of blood.

It was time for the next round of mayhem.

Two-year-old Billy would watch this one too!

This story has been written as part of the FLASH FICTION FOR ASPIRING WRITERS – FFfAW Challenge #180, more details about which may be found HERE

The photo credit is due to Yinglan. Thanks!

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michael1148humphris August 28, 2018 - 11:02 am

An interesting story… Sadly some children witness terrible things.

venkyninja1976 August 28, 2018 - 12:11 pm

Thanks! They do indeed. Unfortunately

Varad August 28, 2018 - 5:57 pm

My first thought was ‘is Billy ageing in the reverse?’ but that’s just my overactive brain. Very good imagination here.

venkyninja1976 August 29, 2018 - 12:23 am

Thanks much! I did not have Benjamin Button in mind when I brought Billy into the house of horrors! 🙂

Priceless Joy August 28, 2018 - 7:44 pm

How chilling!! The poor 2 year old child is seeing all these terrible things happen and he knows it has something to do with the shape shifter! Great story!

venkyninja1976 August 29, 2018 - 12:24 am

Thanks much! Really appreciate it!

abhiray59 August 29, 2018 - 3:24 am

Very spooky story. A statue taking different shapes and a child watching killing. Good start to a supernatural thriller.

venkyninja1976 August 29, 2018 - 6:33 am

Thanks much!


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