Friday, March 30, 2012

30. My Dear Girl, Samantha

We’d waited so long for a donor match.  Samantha appeared much younger than her seven years—frail, bony.  She silently passed away during surgery.  Her angelic face still haunts me when I sleep. 

Don't worry:  this story is FICTION!  (Although, sadly, I am sure this type of tragedy has happened to other people.)  This piece of writing is all part of the trifecta challenge:  write a horror story in 33 words.


  1. That is awful. I hope beyond hope that it's fiction.

  2. I was wondering until I read it was a horror story!
    Ready for the A to Z Challenge? I'm looking forward to your posts next month. Be sure to add the A to Z Badge to your sidebar.

  3. I think sad horror makes me feel worse than scary horror...if that makes any sense.

    Nice, sad entry. Like ODNT, I hope it's fiction.

  4. Horribly depressing!! It placed such a real image in my mind.

  5. Painful to read -- which is exactly what you were going for. An intense response to the prompt.

  6. Another excellent piece of writing, although the first one is my favorite.

  7. MOV, thanks for providing the Trifecta prompt. The omission of many common words proved a real challenge. Yours is heartbreaking and quite real. I'm glad it's not autobiographical, but you are right; it's an all-too-common tale. Thanks, and peace, Amy
    Here's what I wrote:

  8. Thanks so much for linking up with Trifecta this week. Hope to see you back on Monday (10 am Eastern) for the new prompt and some exciting news about the changes Trifecta is making to spread the word about our writing community.

  9. This is an excellent quick fiction story, and I wasn't terrified at all since I work in the healthcare field, and events like this happen all the time. In fact, my recent post: "Peter's legacy" has to do with the subject.

    I'm glad I found your blog--it's very enjoyable. Looking forward to reading your A to Z posts...



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