bilbo, The Reader
I'm here and I write sometimes.
It was dark, not a candle lit on the path through the graveyard. Your shitty friends dared you to come here.
You pass the graves two... three rows up. You can see the mausolem at the top of the hill and shudder. The grave you seek is beside a weeping willow. You try not to think what could lurk behind the shielding branches.
You look around one last time, then sink down and position yourself in the cold earth. Grass doesn't grow here, or maybe it is just well tended. When you feel your head positioned at the base of the pink marble headstone you close your eyes.
"Can you tell me a story?" you ask, hating the way your voice sounds in the too open night air.
You listen intently. Nothing is going to happen. All you need to do is wait ten seconds then you can walk down the hill and-
"I went to the graveyard"
Based on the Grimm fairy tale of the same name:
Your mother gives your sister an impossible task one winter's day, which is strange because she's never tried to kill you before. At least... you don't think she has.
Written for the fairytale story contest.
I know what it is and that's what matters
This is a throwaway game to help me get back in the swing of it
Recent PostsMHD's Fantastical Fairytales Contest on 9/10/2023 5:51:57 PM
Someone asked about The Juniper Tree and this fairytale has a very similar vibe. It was good to write something again! It's been a minute.
MHD's Fantastical Fairytales Contest on 7/27/2023 10:29:56 AM
I accept these terms
MHD's Fantastical Fairytales Contest on 7/25/2023 11:57:52 PM
Personally I think it summoned me on accident haha
AQGSM - Answer Question Get Suranna's Mom on 7/25/2023 10:56:49 PM
They're poking holes in the clouds. That's why it's raining.
The Pit of Eternal SHAME on 7/25/2023 10:54:50 PM
I would like to post my very delayed groveling. I had just started teaching around the time of this contest and disappeared into a strange fog of grading papers that I only recently emerged from after burning out haha.
MHD's Fantastical Fairytales Contest on 7/25/2023 9:59:45 PM
Am I allowed to join this haha. Pretty sure I'm double (triple?) shamed
CYBERPUNK CONTEST 2021 on 7/15/2021 5:43:09 PM
I'm finishing the story the right way. Sorry:/ I will get it posted hopefully by the time school starts and I get busy again.
CYBERPUNK CONTEST 2021 on 7/12/2021 8:32:05 PM
In that case, thank you:p
CYBERPUNK CONTEST 2021 on 7/12/2021 8:07:59 PM
Yay, just saw this. Time to cut one of my branches...
CYBERPUNK CONTEST 2021 on 7/2/2021 8:49:15 PM
The hyperfocus just kicked in so I'm hoping that means I won't rush the ending like I've had to do with my others