How Well Do You Know Your Neighbours?

Who’s stalking who?

Karen Schwartz
Fiction Shorts
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2 min readJun 17, 2024


Today’s random word is Blast; the genre is Horror.

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Mikel hid his eyes, cowering under the blanket while he listened as Wile E. Coyote hurled the mega-blast, killing the roadrunner. It was an unseen episode bought through the black market, including step-by-step instructions for making dynamite, pleasing maniacal minds.

Mikel’s neighbour, Lucille, was his irritating roadrunner. Despite keeping to himself, she always had a sarcastic complaint about him.

Later tonight, she’d be dead, along with his favourite character.

As the T.V. credits ran, Mikel’s house collapsed, pinning him under concrete — his blood supply slowly draining.

Damn. Lucille was illegally cooking crystal meth.

The roadrunner wins again.

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Karen Schwartz
Fiction Shorts

Children's picture book author, fiction writer, personal essayist, kindness specialist, and lover of chocolate.