The Trap, part two (flash fiction)

The Trap, part two

Cindy was now almost fully stuck to the web as the giant spider approached. It stopped and towered above her. It’s head with it’s grotesque fangs and large eyes looked down on Cindy.

“I’m going to bite you and inject you with poison that will turn your insides to jelly which I will then suck out.” the spider declared while obviously doing the spider equivalent of salivating. “You look so tasty!”

Cindy shook her head. How did she get into this mess? She thought about Jess who would be wondering where she was. She would never know what became of her. Right now Jess would be at the farm waiting for Cindy to return. What would happen when she never turned up? How long would Jess wait for her? What would happen when Jess finally realised she was gone for ever? She felt overcome with sadness.

“I’m sorry Jess!” she called out into the void, hoping her words might get to her love as tears began to fall down her cheeks. Maybe Jess would be alright. Maybe she would hook up with Melissa again… Melissa? Suddenly a light went on in her brain. What had they said at the Faerie Market about Melissa, of all people? It had been rather surprising…

“Aw we’re crying! Don’t worry, it will all be over soon!’ the spider said as it’s fangs began to bear down on her.

“Melissa!” Cindy called out into the dark hoping her voice and thoughts could reach their target. “Melissa, I’m sorry for what I said when we last met. I was jealous, but I need your help. I’m trapped between worlds by a giant spider. If you can hear this, please help me!”

“I’m trapped too.” a voice abruptly said in Cindy’s mind. “But I’ll do what I can. I can see you in my mind’s eye. When it hits, get ready to run as fast as you can, no matter what shape you’re in.”

“Okay.” Cindy replied. Beyond the web, floating in the dark she saw a light in front of her in the shape of her friend.

“Now!” said the voice and suddenly the entire web was hit by lightning. The spider screamed and recoiled, while Cindy was thrown from the web and landed on solid ground.

Without a thought Cindy stood up and ran for the portal. She heard the spider behind her and knew she was being chased down. She didn’t dare look back as she ran straight for the glowing portal in front of her. She could hear the spider catching her up and suddenly felt the spider’s legs try to grab hold of her. Cindy managed to dodge them as she jumped through the portal. The last thing she heard was the spider scream with frustration and anger.

Cindy landed on some soft earth. When she opened her eyes she saw she was in Faerie again. She had escaped.

Joanne Fisher

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13 thoughts on “The Trap, part two (flash fiction)

    1. Well yeah. It alludes to a story I haven’t written yet though has been in my head for the last year about what happens when Cindy is at the Faerie Market. Maybe I’ll write it one day. The story Following the Pixie provides a clue to as what she has left to trade with.

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