Friday Fictioneers Photo Prompt – Misty

Heather can barely see her hand in front of her face as she crashes through the fog enshrouded woods behind her house and heads for the open field. She strains to hear the sounds of her pursuer.

No longer able to breathe freely, she stops and hides behind a tree and listens. She wills her breathing to slow down. She doesn’t want to give away her location. I hear nothing. Maybe he has quit chasing me.

The tug on her ponytail pulls her head back, startling her, exposing her throat. She looks into his face and has only a moment to realize that it is over. The knife pierces her throat and darkness descends.


Photo by Maggie Duncan


About Tessa

My name is Tessa Dean and I am an author and blogger. My writing styles vary and I love writing using prompts. I am also writing my first book, a Memoir entitled "Government Property - A Memoir of a Military Wife".  This is being published on the blog rather than the traditional way. I am putting up chapters as I go along. I keep my blog filled with useful content, stories, and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. I have also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. I also wrote a series of articles on Bipolar Disorder for IBPF (International Bipolar Foundation). I am in my 60’s and disabled which allows me plenty of time to write to my heart’s content. I live in southern New Jersey and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. My oldest grandchild is a Sargent in the United States Marine Corps.
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28 Responses to Friday Fictioneers Photo Prompt – Misty

  1. Jess Schira says:

    Poor Heather. Great emotion and intensity in this piece. Nicely done!


  2. erinleary says:

    Oh man, I hate it when that happens. I was rooting for her! Mine is here:


  3. Yikes! Scary for sure. Welcome to Friday Fictioneers.
    Mine’s here as well as #2 on the list.


  4. yaralwrites says:

    I liked this piece it was sinister and well done.
    My offering this week can be found at


  5. Carrie says:

    a very tense piece for sure. My heart was throbbing right along with Heather’s


  6. shakira says:

    Your first too? So was mine! Reading your post, you are already a PRO, Tessa. Love the suspense though I hate that she died but again, it is only 100 words. Brilliant Fiction!


    • Tessa says:

      Why thank you Shakira! I am glad that you enjoyed it. That you think I am already a PRO is high compliments indeed. I tend to write on the dark side. I enjoyed your piece as well.


  7. billgncs says:

    good job and welcome. intense story.


  8. jannatwrites says:

    Eeks! That’s a chilling story. I clasped my hands over my throat when her throat was exposed…it still didn’t save her 😦


  9. Sandra says:

    Oh boy! The chase really is over. Tightly written and horrifying. Well done.


  10. elmowrites says:

    Welcome to the Fictioneers! I foudn your story very vivid and creepy – the fact that she’s running away from her house immediately puts us on edge. Looking forward to reading more from you in future.
    I’m over here;


  11. Adam Ickes says:

    Welcome to the fold. Excellent first piece.


  12. Yikes! Chilling. I often wonder about those ponytails. Nice work. Welcome to FF. I’m #36 on the list.


    • Tessa says:

      I enjoyed your piece Lora. Thank you for stopping by and reading mine and for the welcome to FF. I am glad you thought it chilling. That is what I was aiming for. Yes pony tails can be used for more than keeping your hair in one place LOL!


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