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Fright Night at the Movies

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Horror movies had always been Cedric's favorite genre.  He couldn't get enough of them, and loved playing the fearless protector for whatever shrieking girl he had clinging to his arm.  It was all fun and games to Cedric, nothing was too scary or too gory. 3-D glasses and Surround Sound just made it all the better; that is until he went to the midnight thriller on Halloween.  There were very few moviegoers in attendance, and the warm air outside had given way to an icy chill in the  theater. Cedric's usual laughter and bravado were quickly replaced by terror when, in the midst of the zombie scene, he suddenly felt a large bony hand grip him firmly on the shoulder and turned to find nothing behind him but an empty seat.

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Written for the  Halloween Edition of Six Sentence Stories
where the writing prompt this week is "scare(d)"

18 comments:

  1. Guys get scared, too. We don't do scary movies, but we are in a minority, I know. Real life is scary enough!

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    1. I agree with you Annie, being scared just doesn't strike me as entertaining. I don't need that kind of suspense in my life, real life is indeed scary enough!

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  2. I quit scary movies after "The Creature From The Black Lagoon"...I know...pitiful right!

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    1. I think I remember that one from way back Joe! Creepy flicks are not my style either, but some folks really thrive on terror. I remember my sister watching the Exorcist and Rosemary's Baby when she was young, and they bothered her for quite awhile after that.

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  3. Great job. I took another road for scared.

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    1. I loved the direction you took this prompt, Gail! I could do a whole post on little Gracie and what a true "scaredy cat" she is too... sometimes she just makes me laugh! :-)

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  4. There's a time to be brave, and a time to get outta there!

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    1. Definitely agreed, Mimi! I don't mind the spirits that visit our house from time to time one bit, but if they start touching me that would be a whole different story!

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  5. Yep, that would make me not want to ever see a scary movie ever again. Oh wait ... I already avoid scary movies like the plague. Ha ha! Happy Halloween! :)

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    1. Me too, you could not pay me to go to one, just not my idea of fun. Some folks thrive on racing hearts, mine does that quite well all on it's own! :-)

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  6. Never go to a scary movie alone. You never know who might join you. This was a great laugh!

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    1. Absolutely right, Robin! Avoid doing anything scary without a willing sidekick! Then at least yu have someone who will believe you in the days to come! :-) It was a fun little off-the-cuff write!

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  7. Ooo... scary. I've got chills, going to leave the light on when I go to bed tonight.
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    1. I'm not much of a fan of totally dark rooms anytime Joseph, my mind always thinks that I see shadows, hear sounds, and feel things! If Papa Bear is gone there is a nightlight on, big brave woman that I am! :-)

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  8. Yikes Im glad that wasn't me!

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    1. Me either, Jess! I've experienced someone sitting on the edge of the bed at night, and that was "interesting enough". I didn't sense anything dark or scary about it, but it certainly got my attention!

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  9. Josie, this is the reason why I don't RENT scary movies, let alone see them on the big screen! Very nicely done, and thanks for the prompt! Love the animation, too, but it's the story of The Big Man Who Comforts Scared Girls By Groping them getting his comeuppance that is the best part! Amy

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    1. Thanks Amy, I loved seeing him drop that bold façade too!

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