From the smart ass collection – Curiosity Killed the Chat (for Trifextra)

For my weekly stab at satire, I wrote this third and final entry for the Trifextra Weekend Challenge.  Here are the bloody rules – Entrants must write a horror story in 33 words exactly, without the words blood, scream, died, death, knife, gun or kill. But enough with the gory details.  This contest slays me.  I hope I don’t beat it to death. Waiting ’til Monday for the results will be murder.

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Trifextra Entry #3 – Curiosity Killed the Chat

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“What’s your plan?”

“Don’t know.”

“What about ‘bludgeon?'”


“‘Axe?’ ‘Chainsaw?’ ‘Hook?'”

“All FINE!

“Dude, there’s lots of words left.”

“Not anymore.”(WHACK! … THUD!…) (spoken to camera) “I’m gonna need a bigger post.”

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The inspiration for that famous line.  It scared the daylights out of me.


11 responses to “From the smart ass collection – Curiosity Killed the Chat (for Trifextra)

  1. Your “smartass collection” makes me giggle . Very clever.

    My dad showed me and my big bro that movie one night after my mom went out to dinner with friends. I was 8 and my bro was 9. To this day he’ll say he still doesn’t know what he was thinking. When my mom found out he was in BIG trouble. My 8 year old mind was scared CRAPLESS and I did not take a bath (only showers far far away from the drain), swim in the deep end of the pool or go in the ocean for almost two years after that. I still get anxious going in the ocean…especially if someone has a yellow float. Ahhh, memories. 😛

  2. You really seem to have it in for people who are unduly gabby, whether pillow talk or otherwise! 🙂

  3. I loved this! I love your takes on these prompts. Just to chime in, I hated ‘Open Water’. It scared the crap out of me. I am going to worry for the rest of my life with my children being in open water.

  4. Love the title on this one!

    I saw “Jaws” as a child and it scared the wits out of me. I’m not a fan of oceans either. I watched one of those nature discovery shows with my son recently and found out there are fresh water sharks, too. Looks like lakes, streams and rivers are a no-go, too.

  5. Hi! Just wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine Award. You can check it out here:

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