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The Red Rose!

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Confined to home due to the lockdown, Samir had ample time at hand. Staying alone, Netflix had become his best friend.  

That night he watched a horror movie. Though a brave heart, this particular movie left him terrified. Cursing himself for watching it, he went to bed. The scenes from the film kept haunting him before he finally dozed off.

He saw a hooded faceless lady walk through the wall and give him a rose. There was something so sinister about her smile. Sweating profusely, he woke up with a start. Relieved that it was just his hallucination and a bad dream, he turned to go back to sleep.

And then, he saw it…

Paralysed with fear, he could hear his heart hammer against his chest. He tried to scream but his voice choked within.  A spine tingling sensation began to creep up as he began gasping for breath.

Β For next to him on the bed lay a red rose…

Reena’s exploration Challenge # 155 : Horror

76 comments on “The Red Rose!

  1. Ramya Vivek
    October 2, 2020

    Superb! Loved the endingπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Nawazish
    October 2, 2020

    Amazing work!❀

    Liked by 2 people

  3. jimmyrawal
    October 2, 2020

    Quite captivating story….

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Saydie Boo
    October 2, 2020

    Very nice!

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Deb
    October 2, 2020

    Oops! A nightmare that doesn’t end of waking up… Nice chilly one that Radhika.
    I left my Netflix subscription, but while I had that I saw a varied assortment of horror movies, thankfully was not awarded a 🌹 for my bravery πŸ˜ƒ

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      October 2, 2020

      Haha! Horror is not my cup of tea. Can’t sleep for nights when I watch one. So have stopped watching that genre now. Not worth losing sleep over it 😁.
      Thanks Deb. Enjoy the long weekend!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. akshita1776
    October 2, 2020

    The endingπŸ‘

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Athira
    October 2, 2020

    Beautiful..

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Roshni
    October 2, 2020

    Wow…a spine chilling one πŸ‘ mission ‘horror’ well accomplished πŸ‘πŸ‘

    Liked by 2 people

  9. vaniheart
    October 2, 2020

    EndingπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ 🌹🌹🌹

    Liked by 2 people

  10. Era
    October 2, 2020

    Amazing!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. paeansunplugged
    October 2, 2020

    Well done, Radhika! Spine chilling ending.

    Liked by 2 people

  12. jaayrays
    October 2, 2020

    Nice !

    Liked by 2 people

  13. myexpressionofthoughtsblog
    October 2, 2020

    Lovely and loved the way you composed Radhika.

    Liked by 2 people

  14. Untold Stories
    October 2, 2020

    It’s scary!

    Loved your take on it!
    And I would like to add that the vocabulary you use in your blogs is away from usual helping me to learn new words, it’s amazing!

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      October 2, 2020

      Thanks Rashmi. Glad that you are learning some new words. I too have learnt so many new words here, in fact am still learning 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  15. Untold Stories
    October 2, 2020

    Earlier comment goes missing here,

    It’s scary!

    Liked by 1 person

  16. arlene
    October 2, 2020

    Wow….lovely!

    Liked by 1 person

  17. judeitakali
    October 2, 2020

    Terrifying tale😰

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Dulcy Singh
    October 2, 2020

    Fabulous horror storyπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» I wanted something more ,you can make a second part also.πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ’•

    Liked by 1 person

  19. vishalbheeroo
    October 2, 2020

    A chilly tale Radhika and super spooky! You are amazing and absolutely love it. How about having a longer version for you know how to terrify your readers with the right narration and description.

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      October 2, 2020

      Haha! Thanks so much Vishal. Happy that it had the desired effect 😊. I seriously have to think about how to maintain the interest of the reader on the longer version of the story. Let me try if I can come up with one. Thanks for the encouragement though 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  20. Shweta Suresh
    October 2, 2020

    Omg! That ending!!! A very gripping story, my dear ❀️

    Liked by 1 person

  21. HappySoul
    October 2, 2020

    Creeeepy πŸ‘» good one R

    Liked by 1 person

  22. Indira
    October 2, 2020

    A seed for a horror movie!!😊
    Great job, Radhika!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Reena Saxena
    October 2, 2020

    And that faceless smile is somewhere around, only the hood is missing πŸ™‚

    Like

  24. Reena Saxena
    October 2, 2020

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    The Red Rose ….. by Radhika

    Like

  25. Deeksha Pathak
    October 2, 2020

    Radhika, without having interest in horror movies if you can write this climax then we just don’t want to think what we would get if this would be your comfort zone!!

    Liked by 1 person

  26. Rishika Kakar
    October 2, 2020

    Spooky! Such a creative take on the prompt. Your words held my attention from the beginning till the end. Delightful work. ❀️❀️

    Liked by 1 person

  27. I am reading this at night 11.30 and now I become like the hero of your story. Very scary 🀨

    Liked by 1 person

  28. Thegirlwithapuzzledmind
    October 3, 2020

    A chilling story. Loved how you wrote it. I love horror but hope an ending like this never happens with me.

    Liked by 1 person

  29. Infinite Living
    October 3, 2020

    Beauty and terror come together – so well done!

    Liked by 1 person

  30. Shilpa Malakar
    October 3, 2020

    Ending is the new beginning! 🌼

    Liked by 2 people

  31. Becky A
    October 3, 2020

    Love the writing and the theme πŸ₯°

    Liked by 2 people

  32. Madhura Nawale
    October 3, 2020

    Really amazing work!

    Liked by 1 person

  33. nienaspeaks
    October 4, 2020

    The horror!

    Liked by 1 person

  34. Kritika
    October 6, 2020

    This is scary. Can feel the Halloween vibes all around WP now.

    Liked by 1 person

  35. Gibberish
    October 6, 2020

    Nicely written. But I just hope I can sleep nowπŸ˜›

    Liked by 1 person

  36. Deepsikhapatowary
    October 7, 2020

    Loved it..Read more than twice… the ending was just greaat!!

    Liked by 2 people

  37. ramblingswithusha
    October 8, 2020

    Omg, this gave me goose bumps.

    Liked by 2 people

  38. Pingback: Reena’s Exploration Challenge #156 – Reena Saxena

  39. Suchi G.
    October 14, 2020

    Awesome!

    Liked by 1 person

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