Check out all of the great stories that made it into the Top 7 for the Next Great Horror Writer #NGHW – including mine, the first story. Larvae – check out the podcast / earlier post to hear the fabulous reading of Larvae by Emerian Rich, all of the other 7 readings, and find out who got in the top 3, and who won!
TOP 7 / 300-WORD STORIES featured on #138
1: LARVAE by Sumiko SaulsonLARVAE – A sliver of sunlight pierced the stagnant air of the subbasement, illuminating claw marks in the mossy walls. Under the stream of light I observed bloodstains at the base of my torn nailbed. I winced. The iron-rich smell would attract the creature.
Its piteous mewling arose from the depths. I nervously kicked soil into the tunnel at my feet. I had to escape before it returned. Clutching the soil, my fingers dug deep within. Quickly, I ascended. I was six feet up when I felt a tug at my feet. Looking down in horror, I witnessed the creature’s bloated, white body creeping up my pants leg.
“Get off me, foul thing!” I screamed, kicking the hideous larvae. It was three feet long. Its maw oozed putrescent yellow fluids reeking of fetid lard. That evil oral emanation…
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