He’ll Eat You Up and Gobble You Down

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I’d heared of him; he lived in the hills above our town. “Don’t you go there,” our mother would say. “He’ll eat you up and gobble you down.”

We thought him a gobelin or ogre or such, created out of the minds of our unmodernised parents. We didn’t believe he were real. Not till Sasha disappeared that day.

“That’ll be Gargantua has caught ‘er and munched ‘er.” our brother Tad said.

“Don’t be ridiculous,” Ma scolded. Yet I could see she were shaking, head to toe.

She shook yet more when they brought down the bones.


96 word for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt: Gargantuan

About crispina kemp

Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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18 Responses to He’ll Eat You Up and Gobble You Down

  1. Sadje says:

    Very interesting story

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Dale says:

    Oooh! A horror story in 96 words! Well done, you.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Surely didn’t expect that ending!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Great prompt response!

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  5. Loved this Crispina! I love the way you used the dialect to create character and loved that last line.

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  6. Oooohhh, creepy goodness! Nonbelievers ye be warned! 😉

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  7. Great story, Crispina. That last line is chilling 🙂

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