Thursday, October 28, 2010

Flash Fiction 55 - The Mask


It arrived in a plain brown envelope
from an unknown source.
“That thing is just creepy.
Don’t wear it,” pleaded his wife.
“I think it’s cool,” he said
as he raised the mask toward his face,
“It will scare the heck out of the kids.”
Upon awakening naked and covered in blood,
he remembered nothing.

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49 comments:

Brian Miller said...

oh snap...so that mask i got in the mail...i should throw it away...smiles. nice creepy 55 monkey!

Jannie Funster said...

Geez, remind me not to order things that come in plain brown envelopes, yikes.

Super end twist there!

xo

G-Man said...

Happy Halloween to you too Brother!
Most excellent 55.
Maybe your guy just plucked a chicken?
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

Eric Alder said...

Reminds me of "Halloween III" where the Silver Shamrock company made masks that turned the kids into killers when they heard their commercial jingle on TV.

(Great! Now that stupid song is stuck in my head! Thanks, MM!)

Megan said...

Well, now I'll always know where my fear of masks started!

Me said...

Ooooh!!! Awesome tale in 55. :)

Boo!
-C

C.M. Jackson said...

ewwww---creepy !!! Happy Friday and Halloween!!!

razzamadazzle said...

How chilling! I love Halloween!

Mine is here. http://razzamadazzle.wordpress.com/2010/10/28/orb-55/ly 55.

Teresa

Enchanted Oak said...

Where DO you find this macabre vein in your body? You tap it so well. I can't seem to find mine. So I look to you in awe.

Autumnforest said...

Wicked-wicked-wicked, my friend! That was absolutely surprising and dark. Tell me, when you held it up, did you feel a strange retro creepiness? It reminded me of some adult martini party in the 60s with the host pinching all the women's butts.

tim said...

well am a kid who loves to scare those creepy little buddies at home, where they gonna hide themselves on their beds and would definitely shout. Cry and cry. hey that was before when i was a kid. now am a man of valor.. lol

moondustwriter said...

goodness this really is a gore fest

nice one Monkey and thanks for stopping by the Moon

gosh will we be picking up the pieces on Sunday???

Moonie smiles

Yvonne Osborne said...

Yikes.
I hate masks
And not so crazy about Halloween.
Now who is at the door...

clean and crazy said...

i am seeing a theme this week, mine is lame compared to you grown ups!!

Alice Audrey said...

For a minute I thought you were going to do like that Twilight Zone episode where their faces look just like the masks when they take them off.

Bimbimbie said...

Yikes! did he still have all his teeth?

Marla said...

Are ya trying to freak me out cuz it's working.

Matty said...

That man obviously hasn't learned what most married men know. Always listen to the wife. LOL

Belinda Munoz said...

Oooh, creepy! Melike-y.

RNSANE said...

You've even made me afraid to wear my beautiful black lace mask I bought in Venice!!! Yikes.

Mine is at:
http://rnsane.blogspot.com/2010/10/flash-55-friday-things-that-go-bump-in.html

MorningAJ said...

I've always hated masks. This has done NOTHING to ease my fear of them!
Great scary 55.

Deborah said...

Oooh that made me tingle, brilliantly done!!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Whoa............that's eerie. But, I LOVE IT!!!!

http://hootin--anni.blogspot.com/2010/10/artsy-fartsy.html


Just scroll down below the 'artsy' part. hehehehehe

forever lost said...

ok I am betting you really did that except for the killing part...lol, good story, and about as much scary as I can take!! I have mine up too! have a hauntingly splendid halloweenie!
http://jennasboots.blogspot.com/2010/10/friday-55_29.html

izzy said...

Good one ! my Halloween one came unbidden yesterday. Thought I would at least read some 55's today- Glad I did, thanks!

the walking man said...

Dude! Why are you posting pictures of me on your blog? A guy has to eat ya know!

A Daft Scots Lass said...

I don't need a mask to look like that. Happy Halloween.

KittyCat said...

Your a pretty interesting guy.

new here, might have to come back for a visit

just sayin......

5thsister said...

SCARY! Now I'm afraid to open my door on Halloween night!

Vodka Logic said...

oh my... I hope the mask didn't stick..great 55

Mine is up

Dulce said...

OMG
this is kinda bloody
Be aware of certain masks!
Well, anyways a great halloweeen 55!!!

Mona said...

Yikes! Those teeth scared the bejesus out of me!

magic mask! That's creepy!

Jinksy said...

How bloodthirsty!

PattiKen said...

Very cool. Maybe it's a good thing he can't remember. On the other hand...

Kelley said...

Oh, stop it!! That seriously scared me at the end. The mask was scary enough but the end...ahhhhh!!!!!!!

By the way, if I wasn't so dadgum sneaky, you would've guessed correctly on my 5 lies game. I linked to you in my post today, though!

Unknown Mami said...

Oh no! Beyond creepy.

anthonynorth said...

Now that was sinister.
Excellent.

Mama Zen said...

Creepy one, Monkey Man!

Lulda Casadaga said...

Perhaps his wife had something to do with this mess...Creepy 55!

Betsy said...

Ohhh...you SO got me there at the end! LOL!

Everyday Goddess said...

EEEK!

Dianne said...

Someone's been watching horror flicks!
Make my mask blue Avatar....
Di

joanny said...

MM

WOW-- this was pretty creepy. A nice horrific 55er
I think if a trick or treat came to my door wearing this mask I would not open the door.
cheers,
joanny

Claudia said...

how scary - have to check my postbox and hope there's not a mask among all the invoices....smiles
very nice 55 monkeyman - very nice

Olivia said...

Ouchh!! Spooky
Very Interesting.. :)

hope said...

Yikes!

Note to self: stay away from masks. ;)

lime said...

yegads! i guess he trick was on him!

KB said...

That's one scary mask.
Happy Halloween.

rancour said...

Eeek that mask is strangely frightening!