What Lurks Behind a Children’s Tale.

And there she was, having a most glorious battle with her demons, sitting at the desk trying to write her thoughts while fighting a tempestuous storm that raged inside her mind. A tangle of sounds prompted her mind to shoot out a non ending stream of violent images which did not help to quell the deep seeded murderous thoughts that lurked in her heart. She’s supposed to finish writing the last of her children’s book series and all she wanted to do was pound on the little savages with a sledge hammer in a live version of Whack a Mole.

For their part, as children go, all was well in their world and they continued to terrorize the household despite the many interventions and protestations from Grandma Cate. Of course, from a child’s point of view the boys were merely doing band practice while the girls were rehearsing cheers for tomorrow’s homecoming game.

If you wonder who in their right mind would allow such racket to exist if they were trying to concentrate on writing a children’s tale, you wouldn’t suspect that it was the source of Emilia’s inspiration. A contradiction in feelings always brought out the best of her delicate, charming and amusing tales. The darker the thoughts, the brighter the words and so it was for Emilia Brightheart.

As America’s most beloved children’s author, no one ever thought she would be capable of an evil thought, but Emilia’s stories were based on the happy go lucky tales she imagined her victims had before she tortured and killed them in her mind and having a most glorious battle with her thoughts, there she was, quelling her impulses with ferocious strikes on every letter of her keyboard.



Written by Margarita Morgan
September 12, 2014


Daily Prompt:

From the Top
Today, write about any topic you feel like — but you must reuse your opening line (at least) two more times in the course of your post.






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