Permission -- Drabble Challenge (100 word story)
  

Cuddling her baby, Cassie went to answer the door.

Anna, eyes bright beneath hooded lids, smiled at her. “I came to see my newest neighbor.” She bent forward and peered into the baby’s face. “Oooh, he’s so sweet I could just eat him up.” She held out her arms. “May I?”

Pride welled up in Cassie’s chest. “Sure.”

With a sudden sinuous motion, Anna took the baby, popped him in her mouth, and swallowed him whole.

Unable even to scream, Cassie stared at the bulge in the woman’s midsection.

“What?” Anna gave her a puzzled look. “You said I could.”


Comments:
 
ClaireCollins   ClaireCollins wrote
on 9/21/2008 6:16:42 PM
Pat, that was wickedly funny.

Moqui_Takoda   Moqui_Takoda wrote
on 9/20/2008 12:37:07 PM
you have a nice wicked sense of humor .. the sign of a sophisticated, unpretentious intellect ... hehehehehe ... wonderful!

BlueIris   BlueIris wrote
on 9/20/2008 12:43:35 AM
Of course, it was creepy, too. The "hooded lids" hinted at that early on.

BlueIris   BlueIris wrote
on 9/20/2008 12:06:59 AM
That is hilarious! I laughed out loud.

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Writing a drabble (a 100 word story) is a good way to learn how to add nuance to a short piece.
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