The mutilated, bloodied appendage nestled against the soft, fluffy cushion.

A shudder rippled through my body… the icy hand of fear gripped… squeezed… squeezed… at the core of my being…

This was sheer madness!

The stakes had been raised.

It had advanced from the simple, cat-and-mouse fun that had prompted the crazy feud, spiralled out of control, and taken on a life of its own!

This was hardcore… Russian roulette — where a spin could mark the difference between life and death; and that shadowy, elusive persona named Lady Luck, the one player you needed on your team… desperately —– had deserted you!

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  1. Ryan Derham on March 20, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Tense, mysterious, and macabre! Is it real or imaginary, and what comes next? Very suspenseful, M!

    • michelle on March 22, 2012 at 11:42 am

      Thanks Ryan! You ALWAYS offer such great concrit… 🙂

  2. Sarah Pearson on March 21, 2012 at 7:41 am

    Love that last paragraph!

    • michelle on March 22, 2012 at 11:44 am

      I always enjoy writing in that particular… is it style? Or voice?

  3. Julie on March 21, 2012 at 8:09 am

    This was very well written! You kept me on the edge of my seat!

  4. michelle on March 22, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Thanks Julie – glad you were on the edge… 🙂

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