A Bone-Chilling Idea for a Story

I recently underwent a terrifying experience that I may have to use as the idea for a story, in the manner of horror authors everywhere.  Yes, one at a time, over the course of several weeks, I found these in my driveway:


Frightening Find


Yeah, I know!  Spooky, right?  To clarify, for those who don’t have chills running up their spines right now, I’m currently trying to figure out which of the expensive pieces of lawn and garden equipment I own is currently about to fall apart because it is missing three presumably important nuts.  Is it the snowblower?  The brushcutter?  The lawn mower?  The chainsaw?  The weedwacker?  None of them actually appear to be missing anything, of course, which is what makes this so terrifying.



~ by smwilliams on May 3, 2011.

4 Responses to “A Bone-Chilling Idea for a Story”

  1. Creepy indeed. Being the DYI novice that I am, I probably would just happily overlook those nuts and end up killing myself when the weedwacker starts flying apart. Could be a chilling story about the dangers of home improvement. My mind is sort of going off in the direction of a psycho lose in the neighborhood sabotaging people’s machinery.

  2. The really eerie thing was the way I kept finding one and setting it down in the garage, thinking with each additional nut that it was the one I’d found previously, and it had just rolled back into the driveway or something. You could practically hear the terrifying violin chord when I brought them all together. It somehow reminds me of something Stephen King might base a story on, spending about 50 pages on the protagonist getting steadily more unbalanced as evidence mounts that the seemingly mundane objects hide something sinister.

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