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Anderson hurtled down the corridor on a stretcher. The attendants pushing him wore beak-like plague doctor masks. The stretcher ploughed through waves of child manikins with melted plastic faces. The manikins wailed artificially, smashing hard against corridor walls. Their screams reminded Anderson of real children. He reminisced before the stretcher crashed at the end of the corridor. The attendants helped Anderson up. He tried to thank them but his tongue betrayed him. Anderson admitted his vile crimes. He turned to see the manikins collecting their limbs and appendages, limping or crawling towards him. Their screams had turned to laughter.

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    Drew Martyn about 3 years ago

    This is incredibly scary, it powers through like a non-stop action film and is frightening from start to finish. Well done, I love it :)

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    Horrorshow about 3 years ago

    Great to get your feedback, Drew. Thanks for the encouragement! :-)

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    Chris Walker about 3 years ago

    Love it! :-)

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    Horrorshow about 3 years ago

    Thanks, Chris! Glad you enjoyed it! :-)

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    op ruoho about 3 years ago

    How I like my creepy to be. =)

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    Horrorshow about 3 years ago

    Thank you for reading and commenting, OPR! :-)

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    Brandon Sutton about 3 years ago

    I could feel a distinct chill in the air while I read this one! Very good story!

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    Horrorshow about 3 years ago

    I appreciate the generous praise, Brandon! :-)

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    Kathy about 3 years ago

    I like the line "his tongue betrayed him." Right in my ally of things that do betray some. Like a plague. Excellent write!

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    Horrorshow about 3 years ago

    Thanks for the positive feedback, Kathy! :-)

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    Bryan Thomas about 3 years ago

    I can only echo the previous comments! Great stuff!

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    Horrorshow about 3 years ago

    That's very kind of you, Bryan; thank you! :-)

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    Horrorshow about 3 years ago

    Thank you to all who read and voted for, "Melted Plastic Faces" to make it Drabble of the Week #30.

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    K.Z. Morano about 3 years ago

    haunting. gorgeous. loved it.

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    Horrorshow about 3 years ago

    Thank you so much, K.Z. :-)

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    Beau Johnson about 3 years ago

    Horrible image. beautiful writing

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    Horrorshow about 3 years ago

    Thanks, Beau! Much obliged. :-)

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