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THE GAZING PURSUIT

by Venky

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(PHOTO CREDIT: Nathan Sowers)

Staggering out the cabin, drenched in sweat and blood, she took huge puffs of breath. Heaving and gasping for fresh air, she felt the welts and abrasions on her neck with her bloodied hands.

The handle of the knife which she had employed to save herself from the clutches of her psychotic husband had created deep indentations on her bruised palm. Turning back to make sure that neither he nor his now probably active apparition was pursuing her, she hastened her way through the grassy path.

She accidentally knocked down a mirror from a picnic table reflecting the ill fated cabin.

(WORD COUNT: 100)

This story was written as part of the FRIDAY FICTIONEERS challenge, more about which may be found HERE

The credit for the breathtaking photograph goes to Nathan Sowers 

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15 comments

Iain Kelly August 30, 2018 - 9:14 am

A terrifying scene.

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abhiray59 August 30, 2018 - 11:25 am

Psychotic husband! Glad she could protect herself and runaway.

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venkyninja1976 August 30, 2018 - 11:26 am

Indeed! Ha ha!

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StuHN August 31, 2018 - 2:50 pm

Ooops. Seven years of bad luck. Maybe retroactively?

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granonine August 31, 2018 - 10:14 pm

Horrors! If the mirror falls and breaks, does the cabin break, too? I hope?

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venkyninja1976 September 2, 2018 - 4:40 am

A fantastic conjecture! I too dearly hope it would!

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rochellewisoff August 31, 2018 - 11:20 pm

Dear Venky,

No wonder she’s exhausted. Frightening.

Shalom,

Rochelle

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venkyninja1976 September 2, 2018 - 4:41 am

Thankfully all’s well that ends well!
Cheers
Venky

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Dale September 1, 2018 - 4:00 am

Good for her for getting away!

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Keith's Ramblings September 1, 2018 - 8:30 am

The stuff of nightmares! Excellent.

Click to read my FriFic tale

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venkyninja1976 September 2, 2018 - 4:41 am

Thanks much!

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jillyfunnell September 1, 2018 - 9:09 am

Horrible that she senses his spirit will follow her.

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Kalpana Solsi September 2, 2018 - 6:37 pm

A mirror breaking into pieces is a good sign. Hope she starts life again far away frm abuse.

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venkyninja1976 September 3, 2018 - 12:55 am

Indeed!

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lisarey1990 September 9, 2018 - 12:55 am

Terrifying!

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