Jars

Jars lined up along the sink.  Waiting their turn to be emptied and washed.  Cleaning out the refrigerator was the worst job. They recently wed and she moved into his bachelor pad.  The place was a wreck.  He told her not to touch the fridge.  He would take care of it when he had time.  But, he got busy.  She wanted to help and didn’t understand his vehemence in dissuading her.  She didn’t understand until she found it.  Maybe it was a trick, some sort of Halloween prank?  No, they were real.  Eyes in a jar staring back at her.

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I’m in a weird mood tonight.  Maybe it’s from eight hours of french language study today?  Anyways, I searched my brain for a story and thought I wouldn’t find one.  But, this Halloween-esq flash jumped to the forefront.

It’s my contribution to “Friday Fictioneers,” hosted by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff Fields.  This weekly challenge is to write a story using only 100 words based on a photo prompt, which this week was submitted by Rhonda Del Boccio.

If you’d like to join in or read some fantastic stories, then click HERE.  It’s a lot of fun!!

37 Comments Add yours

    1. Thanks so much, Neil. I’m really glad you enjoyed. =)

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  1. Jennifer Skirvin says:

    Jars- made me laugh out loud. Well done sis!!!

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    1. Well, now I’m smiling. It makes me happy the story made you laugh!! Thanks so much for letting me know, Jen. =)

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  2. Dale says:

    In all fairness, he did warn her…

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    1. Yes … you’re right. My policy is never to clean out the refrigerator (awful job) … let someone else do it. =)

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  3. Sandra says:

    I hope she sees the light here. What a diverse take on the prompt!

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    1. She does need to decide. Probably best to run and ask questions from a far. =)

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  4. Iain Kelly says:

    Eek. I hope she has time to pack and move out before he gets back…!

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    1. Yeah, that’s priority! Ask no questions, just run. 🙂

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  5. Joanne Sisco says:

    I just cleaned out the fridge yesterday and happily I didn’t find any eyes. That would have been more than a little alarming.

    It’s amazing the stories that can be told in just 100 words! Well done.

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    1. Not a fun job and I’m so glad there were no eyes. =) The challenge to write a story in 100 worlds is a lot of fun. Maybe you could join? Thanks so much, Joanne!

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  6. I’ll never see a jar of olives in the same way again!

    Here’s my story!

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    1. Haha … I’m so glad! =)

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  7. plaridel says:

    his secret is out. what happens now? for her safety, she should throw out all empty jars she could find. 🙂

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    1. That’s right! She should run and not worry about the other jars. =)

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  8. granonine says:

    Holy eyeballs! Wonder what he did with the rest of the body?

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    1. Love “holy eyeballs!” Now, there lies the mystery … =)

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  9. Ann Coleman says:

    Oooh, this one was creepy, Brenda!! Good job!

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    1. Thanks so much, Ann. Creepy is good, especially this time of year. =)

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  10. draliman says:

    Well, to be fair, where else is he going to store them heh heh 🙂

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    1. Very true indeed. (haha) For some reason, he didn’t count on her finding them. Not too bright. =)

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  11. Dear Brenda,

    I guess you could say the eyes have it. 😀 Couldn’t help myself. I love your bizarre leap from the prompt. Good job!

    Paix,

    Rochelle

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    1. Haha … love it! Thank you, Rochelle (she says with a bow). I’m still in a weird mood.

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  12. michael1148humphris says:

    Shock and horror, but tasty

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    1. Thanks, Michael, I’m happy you enjoyed my tale! =)

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  13. msjadeli says:

    A chilling discovery, especially since she just wed him. I wonder whose eyes they are??? Good story, mon ami!

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    1. Merci beaucoup! That is the mystery indeed … who do they belong to. =)

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      1. msjadeli says:

        You’re welcome.

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  14. Nobbinmaug says:

    Oui oui. (That’s the extent of my French.) I can see (no pun intended) how French class would inspire this story. Those French and their wine, cheese, and jars of eyeballs.

    Don’t even get me started on cleaning the fridge. Your story works on many levels. Good job!

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    1. haha … love it! Thanks so much for your kind comments. =)

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  15. Abhijit Ray says:

    Cleaning up a man’s bachelor pad is a task. But she cannot complain. She was warned before. But an eye staring out of a bottle in the fridge!

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    1. Yes, eyeballs cross the line! =)

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  16. I think she should leave before she finds the fingers in the freezer…
    Sounds a bit like a modern Bluebeard

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    1. Good point. She hadn’t checked the chiller yet. =)

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  17. Tannille says:

    This is going to turn all Blue Beard. Great twist!

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    1. Thanks so much. I like the reference. =)

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