Contest Entries, Horror

Pepper’s Revenge (Microfiction)

FIRST PLACE, NYCM Microfiction Challenge, November 2019. Genre: Horror; Prompts: “washing dishes” and “talent.” 250 words. *** “Ginger, Samson, Felix,” you sing softly, unpinning a dishrag from the clothesline on the patio. Their names, I assume.  It’s been years since you said mine. The screen door bangs as you return to the kitchen. I count the bowls as you wash…

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