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Friday Flash Fiction – “Along Came a Spider”

Photo copyright Rochelle Wisoff Fields

They had called her “Miss Muffet”, oh so many years ago.  They thought it funny, her running away and crying behind the pump house, sucking on the swollen finger that would soon show the spider’s angry sting.

No one had considered her since.  Not a single child commented on her sudden affinity for arachnids.  No concerned mother queried her parents about her odd, luminous eyes, her preference for the dark.

She was grown now, with a husband.  He labored for hours on the most delicate of artistic pieces – his gifts to the world.  She liked to watch him work, thinking of their hundreds of children about to go off into the world.  No doubt they would frighten many a child.

Many thanks to Madison Woods for hosting the Friday Fictioneers!  Each Friday brings a new photo prompt and the challenge to write a story in just 100 words.  Follow the group on FaceBook or via Twitter – #FridayFictioneers.  Please visit more Fictioneers for some Friday Flash fun!

13 thoughts on “Friday Flash Fiction – “Along Came a Spider”

  1. Revenge is a dish best served cold…and unexpectedly. Unique twist. I like the “Miss Muffet” and her husband’s artistic work. 🙂 Very nice.

    BTW, I was a teacher (at a Lutheran high school) and home schooled our girls through high school. It’s an interesting combination, isn’t it? Are you still home schooling?

    • Definitely! I feel like I get the best of both worlds – the benefits of having trained as a teacher and worked with hundreds of kids, but the delight of getting to learn along with my own children and use all the best methods for their learning styles. I do get a lot of raised eyebrows from both camps, though – each side seems to think I’m a traitor!
      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Dear Karen,

    The voice in this story seems to come from a forbidding place and the thoughts, nutured in the dark for years, are chilling. Lovely foray across the web this week.



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