Flash fiction project: one dark story per day, all the way through October, each one based on one normal thing gone wrong. More of this year’s stories here.  You can find last year’s stories here, or at Amazon as October Nights.

Normal thing:  Making Lists


1% milk
Yellow cheese slices
Plain nonfat yogurt
White bread
Salted butter
Spaghetti noodles (cheap)
Tomato sauce
Parmesan in the green can

Hershey’s kisses, plain
Decent toilet paper
Eggs, at least six dozen
Cream cheese, not low-fat
Graham crackers
Another 2 pkgs toilet paper, but only the one package needs to be the good kind

Concealer, hold it against your inside wrist to see if it matches
2% Milk
Hamburger Helper (you pick)

Folger’s coffee, not that other stuff
D-Con refillable bait station for killing mice, at least 12 in the package
Coffee cake
Box of coffee cake mix
Invitation cards
Heavy nails

Mattock (like a pickaxe with a sideways axe head, for digging through tree roots)
Plastic spoons, any color just not pink
A ream of nice printer paper
Elmer’s glue
3-4 different newspapers
Hand soap
6 boxes of parboiled Uncle Ben rice

Clothesline rope, probably 6-7 packages will do it
Square-notch economy flooring trowel
10 bags Quikcrete Mortar Mix (60 lbs each bag)
Anniversary card (you pick)

Buns for at least 50
Red Jell-O for salad
Fruit cocktail
Upholstery needle
Black upholstery thread
Big bag of russet potatoes
3 cans cream of chicken soup
Big container of sour cream (cheap is fine)
Shredded yellow cheese in the big bag
Garlic powder
Almost forgot, dill pickles and do not bring back the sweet kind, I want Polish dill, I can’t stand sweet pickles you know that
A roll of black crepe streamers, for decorating

Whole milk
Red wine
Italian sausage
Garlic bread
Good spaghetti noodles
Tomato sauce
Fancy parmesan
Dozen roses

Dark, strange, twisted, and wonderful – #paranormal #horror and #mystery stories from Wonderland Press.