Friday Fictioneers – More than Just a Splinter – (Carolyn Adventure) – Horror – PG

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields at Friday Fictioneers has given us another wonderful picture prompt to dazzle you with our 100 word stories.  I have, drum roll and big surprise, chosen another Carolyn snippet to take your breath and keep your attention.  Make sure and peek at my website’s Carolyn page for the rest of the story part as well as the longer one (6 parts as of now) that I am concocting for submission at a later date.  As for now, my brief entry to FF is below.  Click > HERE < for the rest of the stories.  Enjoy!!!

Copyright -Claire Fuller

More than Just a Splinter

By Scott L Vannatter – 100 words

Carolyn, eyes not quite over the tears of the recent past, broke the glass pane in the door of the workshop.   It was quite cold out and she needed somewhere to stay the night.  Since, now, it was only her, the eyes began again, she was not as picky and hoped the wood shop would provide something other than just a place to sleep.

Walking in, her eyes first centered on the saws and blades and other tools scattered about.  She could see this place had been active in its day.

Noises in the other room brought her to the moment.




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  • Nan Falkner  On February 4, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Really intriguing and scary too – I hope it’s not a big varmint. Well, you really did leave a cliff-hanger hear and I like it – Now, tell me (you don’t have to tell the rest) but what is in the other room? PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I won’t tell!


    • kindredspirit23  On February 4, 2014 at 10:57 pm

      Well, to tell you the truth, what you truly need to do is to go to my blog, then go to Carolyn’s page (off to the left) and read at the bottom, the other 7 parts of the story. I have just gotten to this exact spot, so read to catch up, then next Tuesday, I will put in part 8 (there should be a total of 9 parts) and that should answer your question. Oh, and I would love to have you critique the story and let me know. Thanks.


  • Björn Rudberg (brudberg)  On February 3, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Being alone with tools and strangers… an intriguing twist


  • rgayer55  On February 1, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Hmm . . . I can feel the suspense building. You left me hungry for more.


  • merlinspielen  On February 1, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Oh maybe not the best place to be…


  • rochellewisoff  On February 1, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Dear Scott,

    Another well done “to be continued.” 😉




  • patrickprinsloo  On February 1, 2014 at 10:09 am

    Rather ominous. Things don’t look good.


  • patriciaruthsusan  On January 31, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Namaste to you also Scott. LIving in India that word is very familiar to me.
    This was a true cliffhanger. I’ll have to read your other stories. Good story.


  • Sandra  On January 31, 2014 at 4:49 am

    You’re specialising in cliff-hangers these days, and I’m well and truly hung.


  • Perry Block  On January 30, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Yeah, yeah, what moment? C’mon, stop teasing us! We’re all with you, Carolyn …


    • kindredspirit23  On January 31, 2014 at 12:02 am

      Looking at Carolyn as a character, humor hasn’t suited her so far, Perry, but maybe…


  • sustainabilitea  On January 30, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    I have a feeling these tools weren’t used for anything good. I’m so glad the title wasn’t “More than just a sphincter” which is what I thought I saw!! 🙂 LOL.



    • kindredspirit23  On January 31, 2014 at 12:01 am

      Not quite the play on words I was going for!
      If you have read any of the other Carolyn adventures, the dangers in the workshop might be more apparent.


  • kz  On January 30, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    i knew when i saw this photo that it would be great for the carolyn series!


  • silentlyheardonce  On January 30, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    Are they ghost? Are there workers and she gets in trouble for breaking and entering. Good write.


  • victoriabruce  On January 30, 2014 at 3:47 am

    Now I am so scared. What is in the other room? Please let it just be rats or nesting sparrows.


  • The Laughing Duck  On January 29, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    Nicely done ! I had to reread your opening twice just for how it hit me .


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