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Dancing #78

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Lucy looked up at me. The unease in her eyes changed abruptly to horror when she felt bony fingers draw blood from the soft skin of her cheek and saw lumps of suppurating flesh fall from my eyeless, grinning skull.
When I pulled her closer, her terrified screams filled the night, but they were inaudible beneath the weft and weave of the fiddles and the strident shrieking of the dancing cadavers who, with eyeless and fleshless malice, watched us.
"Dance," I said to her, her soft lips bursting bloody under the crushing force of my kiss,
"Dance with me. Forever."

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    Drew Martyn 2 months ago

    That's it, the end. For us if not for dear old Lucy :( Thanks for sticking with it, I hope you enjoyed the read :)

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    Jeff Taylor 2 months ago

    Yikes! Great ending, and thoroughly chilling!

    Oh, and you spelt shrieking wrong. It's a minor thing I know 😉

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    Drew Martyn 2 months ago

    Thanks Jeff, glad you enjoyed it.
    omg I did too, what a fool! amended and corrected. Cheers mate :)

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    Christopher 2 months ago

    Excellent! You absolutely nailed both the writing style and subject matter of the early 20th century horror writers, complete with a thoroughly unexpected ending.

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    Drew Martyn 2 months ago

    Thanks very much, I'm well chuffed you thought so. Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for the comments too, very supportive :)

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    Neville Hunt about 2 months ago

    OMG... I knew it wasn’t going to end well... well that’s just not Drew’s style. I thought Lucy was going to be the baddie though... I got that wrong.
    A fantastic piece of work Drew. Nail-biting throughout and brilliantly written. Deserves to be published beyond Drablr. Well done mate 👍

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    Drew Martyn about 2 months ago

    Thank you Neville, I'll have to work on getting it into short story form. And also, thanks for all the comments and the support mate :)

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    Neville Hunt about 2 months ago

    You’re most welcome Drew. Thanks for the entertaining white-knuckle ride!

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