Of magic and more

The Attic


Hello there πŸ™‚ Goody, it’s time for Friday Fictioneers again! My 9th attempt and yay, I’m not late this time πŸ˜€

Hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, FF is a weekly challenge to write 100 word flash fiction based on a picture prompt chosen by Rochelle herself. Thanks Rochelle for such an interesting photo πŸ˜€

Copyright -Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Copyright -Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Here are my 101 words:



The grill door to the attic was kept barred at all times. The attic was dreary and silent throughout the day.

At night it came alive.

Adam had always pooh-poohed the idea. Believing local rumors was ill-becoming of a psychologist.

One night he decided to investigate. The paper he published two weeks later affirmed that the haunted attic was a mere myth.

Adam sighed, looking at the dead body. His tenth patient that month. Where to store..? Ah of course, the attic. Adam was glad he had visited it, so much space- and the voices were always so helpful.




Author: tinkerbelle96

Hi! I'm Sam, an 18 year old certified mad chick who likes to imagine that she can write. I live in India, a colourful, diverse country which is sadly getting polluted everyday by more and more violence....something no citizen can be proud of. I enjoy reading-basically horror, watching romcoms and horror flicks(yes, again horror, my favourite being Sinister- its psychotic just like me), eating( food, oh yes, I love foooooood), attending college, and most of all(oh, do stay and listen a while longer) I love animals. I have periodic urges to own and look random "pets". Currently I wish to own a baby elephant, which I will name Thama. I write to express what I feel, to keep that small creative bone alive in my body, and to make readers happy. I hope you like what I write!

37 thoughts on “The Attic

  1. Great twist – I love this character

  2. Dear Sam,

    Well of course he knew the attic wasn’t haunted…wink…wink. Wondering how and where this twisted therapist hides the bodies. Well done.



  3. Ha!ha!Love this psycho πŸ˜‰ What a cool twist upstairs πŸ˜€ Loved it!

  4. awesome twist, very sinister πŸ™‚

  5. Wonderful horror tale! Nice job and I like the matter-of-fact tone.

  6. He must have a great ventilation system or voices would be the least of his problems!! Maybe someone could recommend a good psychologist to figure out why he’s bumping off all his patients. And his income flow must really be declining.


  7. If ya can’t fix ’em, kill ’em! Ah well maybe it wasn’t the best career choice for him, at least he has a fulfilling hobby!

  8. Wonderfully creepy, ‘manipulative’ & suspenseful. Love it!

  9. HaHa!!!! Great take on the prompt. I wonder if psychologists ever wish they had a haunted lift? πŸ™‚

  10. Well-written story. Apparently he doesn’t get much repeat business.

  11. So Chilling! I love that twist at the end. You really got me with this one.

  12. Good place to stack the bodies. One day, perhaps the people in the attic will come for him – that would be very nice indeed! Great story and I hope you get and elephant named Thama! Excellent writing! Nan πŸ™‚

  13. Sam you are! as the good doctor wrote. Simply absolutely Mad! Bravo, Tay.

  14. Maybe the attic really will become haunted if he stuffs too many bodies in there! Great story πŸ™‚

  15. Ah.. that’s a doctor not to visit… really sinister …

  16. This is a creepy tale with just enough mystery left at the end.

    Keep writing!

    Marie Gail

    BTW, it is called “Friday Fictioneers,” so technically anything submitted by Friday isn’t late. πŸ˜‰

  17. You can’t trust them damn psychologists!

  18. Ah! I wonder which psychologist would agree to treating this psychologist! πŸ˜›

    Loved it! πŸ™‚

  19. Love the twist to this, and the line, ‘… ill-becoming of a psychologist’. Such a contrast to who he turns out to be.

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