A young soldier in World War II shows his fellow soldiers a picture of his beautiful fiancé during the lulls in battle. But this seemingly harmless gesture from a young man proudly showing off his gorgeous gal is far from innocent…
The Picture is the forty-fifth short horror story in the Land of Fright™ series of horror short stories. The Land of Fright™ series is intended for mature audiences.
You Ever Get That Feeling?
“Keep going,” Harris said. “You met her at some pub…”
“Yeah. The Thirsty Whale. So I go into the pub and it’s so full of cigarette smoke and bodies and these dim little lights that I can barely make out any faces. So I walk into the pub, heading for the bar to get a drink, but I don’t even make it that far. I feel this pull, like somebody’s eyes are on me.” He looked at Harris. “You ever get that feeling? Like somebody’s watching you?”
“You mean like right now with the Germans up on that hill we need to take tomorrow?”
Kincaid smiled. “Yeah, right.” He paused, but only for a quick moment before he went back to his story. “So I feel these eyes on me, pulling at me. I just stopped, right there in the middle of the bar. I turn to look to my left and damn if the bodies and the smoke don’t just part for me like Moses parting the Red Sea. Like some damn curtain is being drawn open.”
Harris leaned in a bit closer, his face clearly full of curiosity, eager to hear more.
“And there she was,” Kincaid said, throwing his hand out in front of himself, as if gesturing towards a physical manifestation of her in the foxhole with them. “Just sitting at this little round table all by herself. There’s an empty chair across from her and I figure her guy just went to the john or something, or was getting them a fresh round of drinks. But there was no guy. It was just her.”
Step Into Fear!
Look for Land of Fright - Collection I, Land of Fright - Collection II, Land of Fright - Collection III, Land of Fright - Collection IV, or Land of Fright - Mega Collection 1. These collections contain numerous Land of Fright™ stories gathered together in convenient volumes.
More About Land of Fright™
The Land of Fright™ is a world of spine-tingling short stories filled with the strange, the eerie, and the weird. Some of the story realms you visit will intrigue you. Some of them may unsettle you. Some of them may even titillate and amuse you. Many of them will give you chills along your journey. And we hope all of them raise the hairs on the back of your neck and scare the beejezuz out of you.
The Land of Fright™ encompasses the vast expanse of time and space. You will visit the world of the Past in Ancient Rome, Medieval England, the old West, World War II, and others yet to be explored. You will find many tales that exist right here in the Present, tales filled with modern lives that have taken a turn down a darker path. You will travel into the Future to tour strange new worlds and interact with alien societies, or to just take a peek at what tomorrow may bring. And there are many, many new uncharted realms yet to be mapped, so keep checking back for new discoveries.
Each story exists in its own territory (which we sometimes like to call a terrorstory.) They can be visited in any order you choose. You can buy a ticket to a single terrorstory and never return (hey, it’s okay to be a scaredy cat), or you can choose to visit all of the realms that exist in the Land of Fright™. The choice is up to you. The stories are numbered for your convenience so you can easily remember where you’ve been, and then choose which terrorstory you want to visit next. Again, you can visit them in any order you prefer because each terrorstory is a unique place unto itself.
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