Trifecta #100 – PHANTOM

Here’s my submission for the 100th Trifecta Challenge!

3 :  a representation of something abstract, ideal, or incorporeal <she was a phantom of delight — William Wordsworth>



Gray, sludge-like brain matter dripped from the freshly burrowed hole in the center of her ex-husband’s once very living forehead.

“Huh, I got that carpet in the divorce…”

A twinge of regret flashed through Jill’s mind as she rolled Jack up in the only tangible victory she claimed from her messy (pardon the pun) separation.


The sounds of her children emenating from the other side of the door snapped Jill out of her temporary mental vacation.  She finished creating her Jack-stuffed burrito, phantom feelings of love sent fat tears streaking down her cheeks. 

That’s what happens when you have to put down your formerly living, former husband.


Jill picked up the fireplace poker, dripping with the gooey remnants of Jack’s pizza topping decision maker (double pepperoni, extra anchovies), and turned towards the door.  Her two children, Hans (throat chewed out, left foot dangling from ankle tendons) and Greta (exposed bone from under left eye to jaw, arm shorn off at elbow) were waiting for their mother, wishing to give her one last forever kiss.


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8 Responses to Trifecta #100 – PHANTOM

  1. Christine says:

    Gah! Talk about a grisly fairy-tale mash-up! Creepy and funny at the same time.

  2. Draug419 says:

    Oooo creepy!

  3. Aw geez! That’s perfectly awful!! Great job with the creepy write. Thanks for linking up.

  4. atrm61 says:

    Ha!ha!Loved this-so apt for the season!You tripped me up with the beginning-I thought she had just murdered her hubby but then as the story ended,it dawned on me-what a zombie I felt;-)Loved the asides you added,Lenny-so cool!

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