Light Number Nine – Friday Fictioneers

Written for the Friday Fictioneers. A story, about an accursed light, begins after the photo.

Genre: Horror

Photo by: Kent Bonham

Light Number Nine

“What’s the problem, Jennifer?” said the play’s director, Mr. Perkins.

“It’s that light,” winced the teenager. “It’s creepy.”

Perkins joined her on the stage. “It’s just a light.”

“A demonic light.”

“Watch.” Perkins glared at the light. “Hey you! Stop scaring her or I will destroy you, you hear me?” He smiled at Jennifer. “You see? No demon would tolerate that.”

After rehearsals finished and all the students had gone home, Perkins hit the stage light switches. All turned off but one. As he turned, the gaping maw of light number nine hurtling toward him, was the last thing he saw.
Each week, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields offers a writer-donated photo as a writing prompt for up to 100 words of flash fiction. This week’s 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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34 Responses to Light Number Nine – Friday Fictioneers

  1. Let the MU-HA HAs begin, darling.


  2. Whoaaaa. Creepy. Now I’m going to have to watch all the lights in my house!


  3. BrainRants says:

    That’s what you get for mouthing off to possessed lighting.


  4. I love the words “gaping maw” but don’t usually hear them applied to a demonic light. šŸ™‚



  5. Sorchia D says:

    Don’t fuss with demons. I like this šŸ™‚


  6. Dear Eric,

    So you’re saying his lights were put out with a light? Ohm! Frightening.




    • EagleAye says:

      Haha! Yes, A light knocked his lights out. Fade to black. Exit stage left. Be sure never to speak harshly to your lights. šŸ˜‰ Thanks so much for visiting, Rochelle!


  7. Ah, this is absolutely hilarious! I think demons greatly enjoy putting cocky people in their place. This is true for the demons I’ve met, anyway… šŸ˜€ Great piece!


    • EagleAye says:

      Oh yes, they do! They’re mean by nature, so antagonizing them just brings it out naturally. People need to read up on their demons before yelling at them *sigh* Thanks so much for reading and sharing your thoughts! šŸ™‚


  8. Hala J. says:

    That ought to teach lowly drama teachers to yell at possessed stage lights!


  9. scrbwly says:

    haha hopefully he sees better life after that šŸ˜‰


  10. Nice piece of demonish. Drama after the drama.


  11. Good and scary story. Mr. Perkins should have listened to Jennifer. No one in demon stories ever listens. I think there might be a demon in our electric supply here also as it cuts off without warning. It’s probably just a faulty city system that needs repair though. I’ve never heard of it attacking anyone. Not yet at least. šŸ™‚


    • EagleAye says:

      Hehe. Well, just don’t yell at it. If there’s a demon, it might take criticism poorly. You never know when a demon inhabits your toaster or your dishwasher. I had a refrigerator once that was probably possessed. Any food I pulled out of it was dicey at best. šŸ˜‰ Thanks for stopping in Patricia!


  12. tedstrutz says:

    Just what I would expect to find here.


  13. Can’t say he wasn’t warned!


  14. Nan Falkner says:

    Good story and creepy good! Thanks for the scare! Nan šŸ™‚


  15. K.Z. says:

    lol i’m staring at that light and yeah, it does look like it has a pair of glowing eyes and a gaping maw šŸ™‚


    • EagleAye says:

      That’s all I could see. Hmm. That looks disturbingly like a demonic light. If I were stage manager, I think I would dismantle it. šŸ˜‰ Thanks for stopping in!


  16. Shey says:

    Ooppss, that was the wrong thing to say.


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