Friday, April 15, 2011

Bloganiversay Blogfest-featuring the letter M

My entry today must include these six words: Misty, Mambo, Moon, Musky, Mongrel, Myth. I hope you enjoy it. And don't forget to hop over to the other entries. You'll find them at Wendy's blog.

The Saw

The noise from the saw echoed down the street The saw had become my enemy. Every night for the past week, just after the moon appeared in the sky, the saw started spreading its terror. Usually I could block out the sound by turning up the music, but tonight even Mambo nr. 5 couldn't drown out that screeching sound. The sound of the saw, the sound that filled every inch of my body with terror.

Ever since the saw moved into our neighborhood things started to go wrong. One by one things started disappearing. At first it was just little things, like my keys and my clothes that hung on the line to dry. At first I thought that I was just being paranoid, but then my dog Misty went missing as well. Tonight I have had enough. It was time to confront the saw once and for all.

The sound of the saw got louder as I approached the darkened house, and then just like that it stopped. My heart skipped a beat and I could feel the cold sweat inching down my spine. I knew there was no turning back now. Slowly I approached the door and as I lifted my hand to knock the door swung open.

Bryan stood there, with a big grin on his face and his clothes covered in sawdust. The musty smell of his manhood hung in the air.

"Well it took you long enough," he said.

I just stood there staring at him in disbelief. So he was the saw, the reason for my sleepless nights. Misty ran up to me and almost knocked me over. She seemed pleased at her part in this elaborate scheme.

"You can believe in myths and fairytales all you like Bryan, but we are never getting back together again!" I turned and left him standing there like the fool he was.

"Come on Misty, come on you mongrel. Time to go home." As we reached the sidewalk I could hear Bryan almost in a whisper say, "But I was doing it all for you Kathy."

Somethings never change.

29 comments:

Fly Girl said...

My favorite part: musky man scent! Hee Hee.

Melissa Bradley said...

I love this little tale and the twist at the end. I could hear that dang saw and empathize since we had a remodel done in our neighborhood last summer that drove me nuts.

Laura Eno said...

I wonder what Minnie might have to say to him? A saw running night after night was a great premise for the story!

Bossy Betty said...

What an interesting challenge! You did a great job!

N. R. Williams said...

So creepy, right out of a horror book and then such a great twist at the end. Well done. Thanks for the music link.
Nancy
N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium.

Emily Rose said...

wow your a really good writer!

Ellie said...

A fabulous little story! Loved it!

Ellie Garratt

Summer Ross said...

Great little teaser story! I enjoyed how you used the words. Have a great day!

MJ said...

Great job, now I'm totally interested in their history!!

Susan Oloier said...

Stopping by on the A to Z Challenge road trip.
Terrific story! I felt steeped in suspense. You definitely used all the words seamlessly! Nice job.

Heather M. Gardner said...

Very nice and completely creepy!
Thanks for sharing.
HMG

Catherine Denton said...

Wonderful twist! Loved this.
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Margo Kelly said...

Nicely done! :)

The Golden Eagle said...

I love the twist! :) Great story.

Francine Howarth said...

Hi,

Oh cruel: bitter sweet twist! Nicely done, and hell I wanted to go shoot saw-man! ;)

best
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Marsha A. Moore said...

Clever twist ending! Very fun read.

Craziness abounds said...

Hey woman! Nice story line. Now you have to write it out and finish it. I could almost hear the jaws music going in the background!

Michael Di Gesu said...

Nice build up and a wonderful twist ending.... BTW. I love Mambo#5.

Leovi said...

Excellent and incisive account. Normally I do the photo first and then get the title. So I admit that each person can put his personal capacity, in most cases more accurate than mine. Greetings.

Lynda R Young said...

love the twist :)

Josh Hoyt said...

Great job on keeping me reading and wanting to know what the "saw" was. Good use of the words.

Wendy Tyler Ryan said...

This was great! I loved the reference to Mambo No. 5. Good stuff. Thanks for joining.

Elisabeth Hirsch said...

Awesome! Gave me chills.

Martha (MM) said...

Excellent!
Have a great weekend :-)

J.L. Campbell said...

I'm thinking at the end....awww, give the poor guy a break. I like the way you used the assigned words.

Cathy Webster (Olliffe) said...

Awesome story! Funny, I have a dog named Misty (I swear! I do!) And my name is Cathy, y'know, without the K... you must have been reading my mail! (You didn't pay my Visa bill while you were at it, did you?)

Rachel said...

I loved the creativity and your use of the assigned words in the story.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

I enjoyed your story, and glad she got Misty back at the end. :) Thanks for visiting my blog and following.

RosieC said...

Nice story. I also liked the way you used different words. Well done :)

Rosie
East for Green Eyes