Trifecta: Week 107/Snowman's Revenge




                    My 333 word story this week, is Snowman's Revenge. I hope you will enjoy 


   Roger couldn’t sleep; it wasn’t because he’d spent the day playing in the snow, before pummeling, with great joy, a snowman that Paul from across the street had taken time to build.   What kept him awake were the clawing sounds at his window. He knew something tried to get in, but every time he looked out he didn’t see anything but the thrashed snow across the street where some dog had peed.

 He had gone to his parent’s room twice already to tell them he couldn’t sleep because of the sound. “It’s just the wind sweetheart,” his mother said, “causing the tree limbs to bang against your window, that’s all.”

” You’re too old to believe in ghost, son,” his father added with a touch of humor.    He never said it was a ghost; whatever clawed at his window was real.

 Seeing his fear, she hugged him. “Sweetie, it will be alright we’re right here nothing’s going to happen to you.”  She kissed him before he returned to his room.

 Roger covered his head as the scraping sounds grew louder. In the dark of his room, those tree limbs looked like hands scratching to get inside.  He was ten but at that moment he wanted his Mommy. 

  Suddenly the sounds stopped, but the wind still howled like some creature in pain.Roger steeled himself before peeping out from under the covers. That’s when he saw the long shadow of a man creeping through his window.

Roger quickly jumped out of the bed and grabbed the first thing he found, his thick wool coat. He threw it in the direction of the man and ran from the room, yelling for his parents.  “Someone’s in the house!”

 When the police investigated, they found just Roger’s coat and an unusually large yellow puddle on his floor. They all turned to the ten year old for answers. 

 “Someone was here,” Roger protested. “It was,it was Paul’s Snowman, he must’ve melted.”

"Sweetie." Mommy gaze melt "We all have accidents."


Thank you.....Trifecta

Copyright © 2013 Glynis Rankin

32 comments:

  1. I love the vengeful snowman. Very...um...COOL!

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  2. Oh this made me remember of my childhood days of sleeping away from my parents and sneaking into their room at every little sound. Beautifully done, Glynis!

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    1. Thank you so much theinnerzone! Your comments always bring joy, you are one of my favorite writers.

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  3. I love the ending line here. My cats are batting at the door, demanding to be let in on this 17 degree night.

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  4. Oh my gosh, this was too funny. I bet he never, ever destroys a snowman again! (And never lives down the humiliation of his parents thinking he peed on the floor...)

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    1. Ha ha! So true Janna!
      I had a brothers who walked in their sleep until they were about thirteen. They would peep in the kitchen trashcan most every night, it was so humiliating for them and we never let them live it down.

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  5. Crime and Punishment.. don't do the crime if you can't do the time. 'Cool' story. Kept me at the window waiting for the answer. I like that he threw his coat at the interloper. Great details..

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    1. The law of the land, steph!
      So glad you enjoyed this story. Thank you!

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  6. Haha Reminds me of a dream when I had to pee...
    Got the tension pitch perfect, and the best answer to keep Roger awake night after night!
    Love the wind howling like a creature in pain.

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    1. That dream is universal....ha ha! Roger is the type of kid that would need reminding.
      Thanks Kymm

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  7. This was very,very scary and I loved it :D

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  8. Eeek. That is *creepy.* And funny. :) Nice job!

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    1. I love that reaction.....Thank you so much!

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  9. This was well told.. very well told.. I was gnawing on my nails when reading this... ha great things.

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    1. Oh Bjorn, thank you! Your comments means so much!

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  10. That Frosty guy was just a front for the Snowmen Mafia, you know. Scary buildup, funny ending!

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    1. Ha Ha! Snowman Mafia....I love that!!!
      Thank you TMW!

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  11. Glynis, I love the sense of humor in this piece! ("We all have accidents"-that is too funny!!) So awesome! You did an amazing, amazing job, my friend!!

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  12. I commented yesterday from my phone but looks like it didn't post.

    You did a great job building the tension. The tree limbs reminded me of a creepy scene in Poltergeist. I didn't expect the humorous ending. Had fun reading this. :)

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    1. I'm so glad you came back to add your lovely comment Ivy!
      Thank you so much!

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  13. I had rhododendrons outside my bedroom window as a kid that would scratch the window just like this and terrified me to no end. Great story, Glynis!

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    1. I had a hugh Oak near my window, scared me the same way. Thanks Momo

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  14. I always worry that one of my son's irrational monster fears is actually real and I don't believe him like every other non-believing parent in kid's movies.

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