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FF – What a Relief!

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

Copyright Ted Strutz

 

“I hope my friends are okay in the haunted house. Here I am, stuck viewing everything through this monitor they gave me.”

“Surprise!”

“Huh?”

“Hi, we’re with PRANK TV! We removed the colour via the monitor to make the house look haunted! You’ve been PRANKED!”

“Wow!”

“I’ll tweak the settings… here’s the colour back. Not so haunted-looking now… oh, shit.”

 

Original copyright Ted Strutz

 

“No, it’s not. Phew!”

“Um, about your friends…”

“Thank goodness they’re not in a haunted house! I’ll just wait here for my friends to come back out, then.”

“Um. About that. Yeah. I wouldn’t bother waiting…”

 

  1. August 19, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    EEK! Heads will roll!

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  2. August 19, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    When pranks go wrong! 🙂

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  3. August 19, 2020 at 6:17 pm

    Lol. It never pays to ignore the warning signs, does it?

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  4. August 19, 2020 at 6:27 pm

    Looks a bit unsafe indeed…

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  5. August 19, 2020 at 6:59 pm

    That is some masterful photoshopping. I especially like the blood flowing from the windows.

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    • August 20, 2020 at 6:11 am

      Pretty impressive, huh? And to think I never even did O Level art, can you believe that!

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  6. August 19, 2020 at 9:07 pm

    Dear Ali,

    Looks like the joke’s on the pranksters. Creepy fun.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • August 20, 2020 at 6:14 am

      Dear Rochelle,
      Yep, the prank got turned around somewhat!
      Ali

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  7. August 20, 2020 at 4:23 am

    wish him luck. don’t they’ll ever come back.

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  8. August 20, 2020 at 4:46 am

    LOL you and I saw something about that fence.

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  9. August 20, 2020 at 6:49 am

    Time for new friends. I liked how this story was told, the second image a nice touch.

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    • August 20, 2020 at 7:03 am

      Thanks, I’m glad you liked it! The moment I saw it I thought, ooh, I can photoshop this a bit into something even more sinister 🙂

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  10. August 20, 2020 at 6:51 am

    BLOOD! BLOOD! BLOOD! BLOOD! BLOOD! BLOOD! BLOOD! BLOOD! BLOOD! BLOOD! BLOOD! BLOOD! BLOOD! BLOOD! BLOOD! BLOOD! BLOOD! BLOOD! BLOOD! BLOOD! BLOOD! BLOOD! BLOOD! BLOOD! BLOOD! BLOOD! BLOOD! BLOOD! ….

    Oops, sorry. Someone hijacked my keyboard to comment. You’ll never guess who…

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  11. August 20, 2020 at 10:05 am

    With the last two words were you suggesting it was actually haunted?

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    • August 20, 2020 at 10:09 am

      It looks more like the house of a deranged psychopath to me… the film crew’s told him not to bother waiting for his friends, so they don’t hold out much hope!

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  12. August 20, 2020 at 10:09 am

    A new meaning to long lost friends. Loved the photo enhancement.

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    • August 20, 2020 at 10:10 am

      I thought it really brought a little something extra to the house 🙂

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  13. August 20, 2020 at 6:31 pm

    What can I say other than “Whoops”?

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  14. August 20, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    Trespassers will be decapitated! Love that

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  15. August 20, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    YIKES … I so dislike pranks and surprises.
    I’m sure he’s creeped out about his friends missing. Hope they finally come out.
    Have a wonderful day … Be Safe
    Isadora 😎

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  16. August 20, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    oops! Feeling bad for his friends as I agree, I don’t think they’re coming out of that house – not alive anyway. Great story.

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    • August 21, 2020 at 5:31 am

      Thanks! They may come out at some point, but not all in one piece!

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  17. August 21, 2020 at 1:56 am

    Oh my! Ummm. decapitated, eh? I’m thinking things got a tad out of hand!

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    • August 21, 2020 at 5:32 am

      I feel the TV crew could have done a bit more research before setting this one up!

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  18. August 21, 2020 at 9:43 am

    Ah, Wah! When a prank rebounds.They should not have disturbed the peace and solitude of the ugly ghosts. Love the colour change.

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  19. August 21, 2020 at 10:50 am

    Oops. It sounds like that prank has gone just a bit wrong. Somehow, I don’t think he’s going to be seeing his friends again. Good story, Ali. 😀

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    • August 23, 2020 at 6:47 am

      It couldn’t have gone wronger! Best to just go home alone, poor fella 🙂

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  20. August 21, 2020 at 11:39 am

    I guess, garlic wouldn’t be of any help now. 🙂

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  21. August 21, 2020 at 12:41 pm

    Seemed a good idea at the time. Oh dear!

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  22. Lyn
    August 22, 2020 at 9:40 am

    Never did like haunted houses…far too much can go wrong, go wrong, go wr…….

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  23. August 22, 2020 at 1:53 pm

    Kilroy wuz here. Masterful photoshop skills takes story to next level 😉

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  24. August 22, 2020 at 3:31 pm

    Social distancing in the spirit world. Well done.

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  25. August 23, 2020 at 10:57 am

    Not quite what the pranksters expected! Serves them right. A fun story, draliman.

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  26. August 23, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    I’m out of here…😸Extra Pawkisses🐾😽💞

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  27. August 23, 2020 at 6:58 pm

    That adds a whole new level of creepiness!

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  28. August 23, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    Oooh how blood-thirsty, in techni-colour, somehow more powerful because the bloodshed points are mapped onto the house. Quite Gothic Ali.

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    • August 25, 2020 at 5:40 am

      It was bad enough in monochrome, now it’s terrifying 🙂

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  29. August 24, 2020 at 8:38 am

    Maybe it’s not haunted at all… it’s probably just a crazed killer …

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