Fright Night (Friday Fictioneers)

Fright Night (Friday Fictioneers)

Photo Credit: Roger Bultot

Lydia, are you sure you know where you are going?

Alice lives on Togas Pond, a five-minute drive from downtown Augusta yet Lydia, my GPS, has directed me into the middle of Nowhere Maine.

Never trust technology with a British accent.

Lydia tells me to turn left onto a dark, gravel road. Near the end, a streetlamp shines on a lone house.

I’ve seen plenty of horror movies and refuse to get out until I know it is the right place.

Alice waves from the front door. I can’t help wondering if there are seed pods hidden in the shed.



Friday Fictioneer’s is a weekly challenge to write a complete story in 100 words or less based on a photo prompt. Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting this challenge and Roger Bultot for this week’s prompt.



22 thoughts on “Fright Night (Friday Fictioneers)

    1. Yes indeed. I really don’t trust them much. Not since one directed me to the Dallas airport by mistake. And they get so upset when you don’t follow directions. I’m glad you liked it. Thanks for your comments.

    1. Its really GPS I don’t trust, no matter their nationality. I am actually a goodly amount British (Mother was born in US of British parents). My Grandfather claimed to be Scottish but records don’t show that so I don’t know for sure. With all that British blood in my veins, I have to love them. Thanks for commenting (and yes, she (ME) survived.. this is based on personal experience)

  1. Hah – as a British writer I laughed at your line about never trusting technology with a British accent. I’m assuming that the last line is a horror film reference? I’m afraid it went over my head.

    1. The last line referred to Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Aliens creatures are grown in the form of a human and they take their place in society. Not in a good way. I hope I did not offend any of my British friends; I was just trying to add a little humor. My phone GPS voice is British and she does a great job 🙂 Thanks for readying

    2. Hopefully it was not offensive. It was just meant to be humorous. The last line refers to Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Aliens growing in a seed pod takes human form and kills their host. You never know who you can trust anymore 🙂

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed it Rochelle. When my husband and I take a car trip, we generally use the car GPS, my phone GPS, and a physical map if we have them. I never know if the GPS and I are communicating 🙂

    1. Sandra, the story is based on a personal experience, except for the seed pods. The GPS did get us to the right place. I didn’t expect it to be so far out from town and we did end up on a dark road. Had I had more than 100 words, the conversation in the car about Lydia would be a great story. Thanks for commenting.

    1. I actually love British accents but admit there are many dialects I don’t understand. My daughter does just fine with them so it must be old age. I’m glad you enjoyed my little story.

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