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FF – False Assumption

Here is my story for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo was contributed by Randy Mazie.

This is a photo from December 2013 and I actually remembered it! I was going to just repost that story, but I wrote a new one so here’s a link to the old one instead. As a sort of drali-bonus. You’re welcome.

For all the stories, click on the froggy.


Copyright Randy Mazie


“No, we shouldn’t go in there!” Jeff was adamant.

“Ha, come on. ‘NO TRESSRASSING’? What does that even mean?!”

“It’s obvious. Come on, let’s go.”

“Chicken!” laughed Mike, already working at the boards on one of the windows. It creaked and splintered. “Last one in’s a rotten egg!”

Jeff peered through the window as Mike cavorted around the abandoned building.

“NO TRESPASSING!” boomed a voice. An axe swung. At first Jeff thought it had missed, then, almost in slow-motion, Mike’s head rolled from his body.

Jeff ran.

Just because you can’t spell, doesn’t mean you’re not a psychotic axe-wielding maniac.


  1. August 7, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Truer words have never been spoken. Psychotic axe~wielding maniacs tend not to bother with thing like spelling.


  2. Alice Audrey
    August 7, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    Yep. It all comes down to brute force in the end.


  3. August 7, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    False assumption and frog=jumping to conclusions. °°🐬~


  4. August 7, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    Great story. A cut above the rest I thought!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. August 7, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    Cutting edge comedy, indeed! I am ashamed at how much I LOLed! 😀


  6. August 8, 2019 at 2:33 am

    That last line is a keeper. It’s high comedy horror if there is such a thing.


  7. August 8, 2019 at 2:47 am

    Our president can’t spell. But as far as I know, he doesn’t (yet) wield an axe.


  8. August 8, 2019 at 2:58 am

    Spelling Schmelling… why take a chance?


    • August 8, 2019 at 6:28 am

      That was Jeff’s belief anyway. Mike… well, Mike will be Mike…

      Liked by 1 person

  9. August 8, 2019 at 4:49 am

    ‘Psychotic axe-wielding maniacs’ need no education….


  10. August 8, 2019 at 8:45 am

    That’s a belting last line!


    • August 8, 2019 at 11:53 am

      Thanks! I’m glad you liked it 🙂


  11. August 8, 2019 at 9:45 am

    I like this one better than the first story. And when you flunk out of spelling class, there really aren’t that many available career paths outside of axe murderer…


    • August 8, 2019 at 11:55 am

      ‘Cos this one’s more bloodthirsty…
      All those kids at the spelling bee leaving without a trophy, their futures written in stone…


  12. August 8, 2019 at 10:07 am

    So that’s what happened to the character in my story! Nice one.

    My tale – ‘No pain no gain!


  13. August 8, 2019 at 10:41 am

    Well that’s true, of course. As many have learned to their detriment.


    • August 8, 2019 at 11:57 am

      I’m sure they have. That feeling of superiority soon disappears when your head falls off.


  14. August 8, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    Mike was just a two-bit hero once he met the axe-wielding maniac! That was unexpected and entertaining, Ali!


    • August 8, 2019 at 3:43 pm

      Yes, he fell far short of the mark in both the decision-making and self-defence categories! I’m glad you liked it 🙂


  15. August 8, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    For some reason I think an axe-wielding maniac would be less likely to know how to spell than a more stable person….


  16. August 8, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    boys will be boys. you win some and lose your head sometimes. 🙂


  17. Lyn
    August 9, 2019 at 2:20 am

    You never disappoint with the weird and wonderful, Ali 😀


  18. August 9, 2019 at 8:44 am

    Perhaps the spelling is a trick to lure the literary into the madman’s den.


    • August 9, 2019 at 5:06 pm

      You could be right.
      I say, excuse me, I don’t if you noticed but you misspelled… CHOP!

      Liked by 1 person

  19. August 9, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    Dear Ali,

    You have been at it a long time. 😉 Nice to have familiar participants. 😀 I don’t guess an axe-wielding maniac takes much care with his spelling. Chillingly funny.




    • August 10, 2019 at 4:39 pm

      Dear Rochelle,
      It’s weird to think I’ve been writing a story every week for over 6 years. That’s a lot of stories!
      Axe-wielding maniacs don’t need to worry about things like spelling 🙂 I’m glad you liked it.


  20. August 10, 2019 at 6:31 am

    Oldie but a goodie!


  21. August 10, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    What an awful memory for Jeff! If he makes it out, that is.


    • August 11, 2019 at 4:57 am

      It’s certainly something that will stay with him for the rest of his life.

      Liked by 1 person

  22. August 11, 2019 at 10:48 am

    Uh, oh. I could see that happen in my mind. Well written, Ali. It’s so odd. I never noticed the spelling on the sign. That ax must have been exceptionally sharp. O_o — Suzanne


    • August 11, 2019 at 4:33 pm

      That axe was indeed exceptionally sharp. What else does he have to do all day but sharpen his axe? 🙂


  23. August 11, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    Too true!


  24. August 11, 2019 at 11:33 pm

    A house to be advoided at all cost,


  25. August 12, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    Dark humour at its best! A lesson for us all. 😁


    • August 13, 2019 at 11:39 am

      Things like this should be taught at an early age 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • August 13, 2019 at 5:10 pm

        Instead, we learn how to count… what a waste of time! 😀


        • August 13, 2019 at 6:27 pm

          Yeah. I bet the axe-wielding psycho’s arithmetic isn’t up to snuff either but he still came out on top 🙂

          Liked by 1 person

  26. August 13, 2019 at 7:35 am

    Brilliant up to your normal lurid, horror standard. We both used misreading/spelling of No Trespassing, there must be thousands of stories out there. 🙂


    • August 13, 2019 at 11:40 am

      So much you can do with such a misspelling! I’m glad you liked it 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  27. August 13, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    I do like a story with a moral. 😉


    • August 13, 2019 at 6:26 pm

      It brings a little something extra to the whole affair 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  28. August 13, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Maybe even the not knowing how to spell-thing should be a reason for extra caution. Well done, fun story.


    • August 14, 2019 at 7:27 pm

      He obviously spent his school days sharpening his axe… 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  29. August 14, 2019 at 7:10 am

    MOL…Extra Pawkisses🐾😽💞


  30. August 17, 2019 at 10:16 am

    Mike’s Spelling Competition Award didn’t help him.


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