Wednesday, March 11, 2015

New Dreamscapes Story - Horror - Patreon

The new Dreamscapes story is up on Patreon. This week it's horror. You might say it's light horror, because, as with most of my horror stories, there's only a glimpse of horror. Just a little taste. Just enough to make you shiver.

Here is a preview.

A Dreamscapes Story

by Alicia VanNoy Call

“Devil's in the well,” says Rhoda.

She says it over breakfast while she forks two pancakes. She adds a slice of bacon, a fried egg from the pile, and drenches syrup over the lot.

I freeze in mid-pour, Brad's glass filling as I stare at her.

“Mom,” says Brad. I look back. Orange juice is just cresting the rim. I pull the pitcher away.

“Sorry,” I mutter.

I push at the window to let out the smell of burnt bacon, the lingering haze of smoke. The window always sticks and I grunt a little. When it finally slides open, I wave my hand in front of my face. I was distracted during the last batch.

Rhoda stuffs a wedge of pancakes into her mouth.

“That's too much, sweetie,” I tell her.

She grins, cheeks full.

I pull her plate across the table and slice her pancakes into pieces. I accidentally split the yolk. Yellow viscous fluid pools. Brad sips at the edge of his glass, eyes on a fly that buzzed in.

“What were you saying about the well?” I ask her.

She taps her fingers on the checkered tablecloth. Still chewing.

“The Devil is in the well,” she says. A glob of syrup sits at the corner of her lip. It glistens. “I saw him.”

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