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FF – Little House of Horrors

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

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Copyright Penny Gadd


Knock knock

“Hi, welcome, come in!”

“Oh, okay, thanks.”

“Here, let me show you around. Here’s the sofa.”

“Oh, yes. Nice.”

“And the bookcase.”

“Lovely. I see you have all fifteen volumes of ‘Yapia’.”


“What’s that, then?”

“Dunno. It’s all in foreign.”

“Oh. And that plant. Very interesting. What is it?”

“A man-eating death plant. It’s hungry.”

“Oh, man!”


“I only came round to borrow a cup of sugar.”

“Yeah. But what can you do?”

“I know. Nice knowing you. Wow. Bummer.”

“Right? Plant, eat!”

Slobber! Chomp! Burrrrrp! More! Feed me!

“Bon appetite, plant.”

Knock knock

“Ooh, dessert!”


  1. September 4, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    Eaten (sic) mess presumably?

    The more I consider, that is a perfect comment, even if I do say so myself!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. September 4, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    hey you can’t blame the guest for being taken aback


  3. September 4, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    A cup of sugar is expensive in that neighborhood. He didn’t even get his sugar, did he?


  4. September 4, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    I will never go to your house to borrow anything LOL! 😀


    • September 5, 2019 at 6:54 am

      But what will my plant eat in that case? Surely not me… 🙂


  5. September 4, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    lol Love the dialogue. Facing death? Well, aw, bummer. haha 🤣


  6. September 4, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    Ha ha – horrifyingly funny!

    Susan A Eames at
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  7. September 4, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    Ha, how insane was that! Good stufff


    • September 5, 2019 at 7:00 am

      It was a bit mad! I’m glad you liked it.


  8. Lyn
    September 5, 2019 at 1:26 am

    LOL only you, D-Man, only you 😀


  9. September 5, 2019 at 2:23 am

    Well now… remind me NOT to go there….


  10. September 5, 2019 at 8:29 am

    I couldn’t figure out what those books were either… One happy plant 🙂


  11. September 5, 2019 at 10:43 am

    Personally I prefer a rest between one course and the next… but opportunities can’t be passed up, I guess.


    • September 5, 2019 at 3:31 pm

      You can’t be too picky when you rely on “passing trade” 🙂


  12. September 5, 2019 at 11:29 am

    Seems like a good way to get rid of pesky neighbors that the exterminator won’t help you with…


    • September 5, 2019 at 3:34 pm

      So, Buster, this is the bookshelf…


  13. September 5, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Hm you gave me ideas. My scenario would be this: hey buddy, I will go away for a week. Will put you on the window in the hallway. Just help yourself.


  14. September 5, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    Yeah. Our house has a great potential as a feeding grounds.


  15. September 5, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    This is why I avoid unneccesary contact with neighbours. Among other things. Fun when it’s not me, though.


    • September 6, 2019 at 6:01 am

      Very wise, you never know which neighbour might have such a plant.


  16. September 5, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    I haven’t seen my neighbour for a while and the plant on my doorstep looks very happy. I wonder!


  17. September 5, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    See, now this is why I’m not planning to visit any time soon.


    • September 6, 2019 at 6:02 am

      Oh, go on, my plant’s looking a little thin…

      Liked by 1 person

      • September 6, 2019 at 3:37 pm

        Mmm . . . let me think . . . no I don’t think so. But thank you anyway.

        Liked by 1 person

  18. September 6, 2019 at 4:27 am

    Soon there will be no neighbours left. Maybe he should try feeding the plant some tinned food. I won’t be visiting anyway, what if the plant likes Indian takeaway?


    • September 6, 2019 at 6:04 am

      Ooh no, it only likes live food 🙂
      Come on round, I’m sure you’ll be fine bwahahaha…


  19. September 6, 2019 at 10:05 am

    Word will soon get out and the plant will turn on its owner – it always does with these world dominating creatures. I have one in the garden a persistent little weed.


    • September 7, 2019 at 10:10 am

      One day the owner will get careless and wander too close for sure.

      Liked by 1 person

  20. September 6, 2019 at 10:46 am

    Dear Ali,

    That’s one way to take care of nosy neighbors. I think I’ll pass on any visits there.




    • September 7, 2019 at 10:10 am

      Dear Rochelle,
      A bit extreme perhaps, but plants must eat!


  21. September 6, 2019 at 11:10 am

    Poor guy, he just wanted to borrow some sugar. You never know what the day will hold, do ya? Very clever story and I really enjoy your dialogue! =)


  22. September 6, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    I need to know why he stays so slim after all that eating…*gulp*😺Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend🐾😽💞


  23. September 6, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    it looks like the plant has nuge appetite. neighbours beware! 🙂


  24. September 6, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    Maybe being eaten by a plant wouldn’t be too terrible but that one looks like a spider!


    • September 7, 2019 at 10:13 am

      As if spiders weren’t bad enough, now it’s man-eating spider plants 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  25. September 6, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    I love the brisk tone of the plant owner – polite and practical — after all plants must be fed ! Too bad for the neighbours- er – ex neighbours .


    • September 7, 2019 at 10:13 am

      Yes, he doesn’t seem to have much in the way of conscience or empathy.


  26. September 6, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    Super dialogue.


  27. September 7, 2019 at 5:47 am

    Damn sugar, it’s a real killer.
    A fun take!


    • September 7, 2019 at 10:14 am

      His wife always said sugar would be the death of him 🙂
      I’m glad you liked it!

      Liked by 1 person

  28. Mike
    September 7, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    Watch out plant, you may get indigestion,


    • September 8, 2019 at 6:05 am

      It should try eating a little more slowly.


  29. September 8, 2019 at 5:04 am

    Only eats men then?? I can send one or two its way. In fact, maybe there’s a market for these things. (Just kidding)


  30. September 8, 2019 at 12:26 pm



  31. September 9, 2019 at 10:55 am

    Still laughing at “all in foreign”. 😀
    At least the neighbour had the good manners to apologise for what was about to happen.


  32. September 9, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    That house is something like the old Roach Motel ads they used to show on U.S. TV. Roaches (or people in this case) go in but they don’t come out. This was great, Ali. It even provided the eating sound effects. 😀 — Suzanne


    • September 9, 2019 at 6:13 pm

      Sound effects make the story 🙂 I’m glad you liked it!


  33. September 9, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    Plant must be really hungry! After a full meal, it now wants dessert too!


    • September 9, 2019 at 6:13 pm

      It’s only a matter of time before it turns on its owner, I think.


  34. September 9, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    And soon all the neighbors were gone… poor starving plant.


    • September 10, 2019 at 11:38 am

      Maybe you could pop over and check on it heh heh!


  35. September 10, 2019 at 1:52 am

    What a pampered pet!


  36. September 16, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    A great plant to have! Is there a safe way to propagate and send a sliver overseas?


    • September 17, 2019 at 6:11 pm

      I can try, but there may be fatalities during the trip…

      Liked by 1 person

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