The Empty Cottage

“It is just a funny prank.” He thought aloud.

That cottage up the hills was deserted. No one ever came in or went out.

“So this is it, Sandy will arrive there, we would be hiding, and just before she freaks out, we would sing in chorus “Happy Birthday to you.”

Adam thought it was perfect way to welcome Sandy’s 21st birthday. Nothing could go wrong.

Exactly at 23.55Hrs searching her way through dark, Sandy is hit by a wooden box.

“Help” A voice echoes in the dark.

Adam rushes towards the voice.

The room is full of wooden coffins and inside one of them is Sandy.

Written in response to the picture prompt provided by Sandra Crook for Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff – Fields. Please find other entries here.

15 responses to “The Empty Cottage”

  1. Oh, great horror mystery. Not the birthday surprise you would want!

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  2. The stuff of nightmares.

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  3. Enough to give you a sore head! Nightmarish stuff.

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  4. That was unexpected.

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  5. Yikes, I wasn’t expecting that!

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  6. There was a good reason why that cottage was deserted!

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  7. Yikes, that took a wrong turn real fast. Well done, Ruchi.

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  8. Oy. I hope Sandy gives them all a bop on the noggin!


  9. Dear Ruchi,

    Frightful surprise. Welcome to Friday Fictioneers.



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  10. Blimey! Unexpected and pretty grim; I love it!!

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  11. Welcome to Friday Fictioneers, Ruchi! I am shuddering as there is that recurring nightmare of being buried alive.. ugh..

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  12. I can see how Sandy might not care for surprises after this. 😊The change of scene was a surprise for the reader as well.

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  13. nice post, wht the next?


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I am a histopathologist based in UK. I find solace in my work, nature and books. My musings are my own personal beliefs.


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