"Strange Goings On At Number 23 (part5) a freewrite / feltbuzz500 tale (prompt "hot spot")

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I am attempting to write at least 500 words a day. I call it the Felt.Buzz Five Hundred (or #feltbuzz500. I write a five-minute freewrite and then add more words to get to the magic number...

I was a bit busy yesterday and didn’t get time to write. So this is what I should have written yesterday!

Prompt: “hot spot”
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This is part five of a story. You can find the previous parts here: one, two, Three, Four

“Strange Goings On At Number Twenty-Three" (Part 5)

Gabby stared at Ellen for a second.

"Are you serious, right now? Rescue us? Who the fuck is going to rescue us? No one knows we are here." She gestured angrily at the blank wall behind her, where Mr Finger's front door used to be. "And how on earth - if that is where we still are - would they find us? You can stay here waiting for some mythical knight to ride to your rescue on a fucking unicorn if you like, but I am going to take this path." She took a step down the corridor.

And then stopped.

She turned to Ellen. She was crying.

"Look," she said. "I'm sorry. This is fucked up. Please, come with me. It will be better if we stick together."

Ellen nodded. "Okay," she said.

Gabby took her hand, in hers - the one that still had skin on it - and took a step forward. Into an envelope of heat. She took another step and it was cold again. She took a step back into the hot spot.

"This is weird," she said. Ellen nodded at her. "So is that," she pointed down the corridor.

Gabby blinked. There was something limping towards them. It wasn’t quite human. But then again, it wasn’t quite not human either. In it’s clawed hand it carried a single piece of garbage: an empty tin can.

“Mr Fingers?” she asked the advancing creature.

The creature made the same moaning sound she had heard back in the main corridor.

“I don’t think it is Mr Fingers,” Ellen said, clutching Gabby to her, her whisper hot in her ear. “At least… not any more. Do you think it’s friendly?”

Looking at the twisted expression of hate on the mangled creature’s face as it progressed slowly but surely up the corridor, Gabby doubted it. Besides - even before whatever had happened to turn him into… that *thing - Mr Fingers had never been what Gabby would have referred to as friendly.

“I think, perhaps we should go back the way we came. Away from whatever that is.”

Ellen nodded and they both turned to walk back up the corridor. And straight into a stone wall.

“What the fuck is it with this place!” Gabby cried. “We have no choice but to see how friendly this version of Mr Fingers is. Ellen, see if you can find something to hit it with.” Ellen’s eyes widened. “Just in case.”

Both of them fell to the ground, looking for something that could be used as a weapon. A stick, a stone.


There was nothing. Gabby stood up. The Mr Fingers creature was almost within reach.

“Hello Mr Fingers,” Gabby tried her most friendly voice. “It’s Gabby and Ellen. We were worried about you and thought we’d pop in and see how you were doing.”

The creature stopped just out of reach. Gabby wrinkled her nose. It smelt of cheese. Now, she thought of it Mr Finger’s face had the consistency of a rather ripe brie.
(Today I wrote… exactly 500 words!)

As usual I wrote the freewrite in five minutes using themostdangerouswritingapp.com and then copied and pasted it into a googledoc, tied it up a bit and then wrote more words!


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