Baiting – Friday Fictioneers 23Aug13

Written for the Friday Fictioneers. Story begins after the photo.

Genre: Horror/Humor
Word Count: 100

Copyright -Claire Fuller


“It looks scary,” said Corrine, staring up at the imposing edifice.

“It should,” replied Grant. “According to, there’s a Type IV ghost living here. We should definitely get pics.”

“What’s that?” She pointed.

The last thing either of them saw was a hideous stone face screaming towards them, marble wings outstretched.


Jonsyt clapped a hand on his father’s carved shoulder. “See Papa? I told you it would work.”

Grylsht, the gargoyle, lifted his head from feeding. “I always thought pigeons were tasty, but ghost hunters are even better.”

“Easier than catching pigeons.”

“Yeah, because you use as bait.”

Each week, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields presents a photo, giving the Friday Fictioneers an opportunity to exercise their imagination and write 100 words or less based on the prompt. Anyone can join. So why don’t you? Original prompt may be found here:

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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29 Responses to Baiting – Friday Fictioneers 23Aug13

  1. When gargoyles get on the Internet, watch out. 🙂 I like the dark humor of this.


  2. susielindau says:

    Hahaha! I bet they are! Love it…


  3. Rishal says:

    What a cracker of a story! Thumbs up!


  4. Sandra says:

    I think that’s the first gargoyle story I’ve read so far. Very creative – well done.


  5. List of X says:

    Ghost hunters are probably not a very healthy food – after all, they spend too much time in damp basements and tenements, and probably don’t sleep enough.


    • EagleAye says:

      And probably consume too much potato chips and soda. Then again, their regular diet of Pigeons isn’t much better. Pigeons only eat slightly better than ghost hunters. 😉

      Thanks for swinging by!


  6. Indira says:

    Nice story, good take on the prompt. Didn’t know ghost is used as a bait.


    • EagleAye says:

      It could be if wielded by a clever, and hungry, gargoyle. It’s a new thing. It may catch on with the gargoyle community. So folks should watch out. Thanks for stopping in! 🙂


  7. Surfing gargoyles…..the world is doomed. 🙂 Brilliant, as always! 🙂


  8. Oh gargoyles! I had a real fascination with them when I was little. I love the fact that you mentioned them in your piece.


  9. pattisj says:

    I always wondered what the story is with gargoyles. Thank you for clearing that up. 🙂


  10. jwdwrites says:

    Would love to read more gargoyle stories. Nicely done. 🙂


  11. Jacey Faye says:

    Hah! What an absolutely fantastic end. 🙂 (And I can’t help but love anything with gargoyles — especially ones that go on the Internet!)


  12. I always loved gargoyles till now, I thought they were petrified aliens.


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