The plumber did not arrive on time. Later I found out he'd been fishing in Plantation Lake, that place near Kingswood with the wooden shack, boats for hire and nasty looking employees that always gave me the shivers.
Luckily I managed to run the hot taps and circumvented a disaster with the overflow. Called in sick so I could monitor the situation, spent most of the time going between the bathroom, tv and excercise bike.
Tom, the plumber never did fix the problem. He drowned, his line tangled with something the few available witnesses described as 'unexplainable to identify'.
An ancient monster fish, cryptozoologists around the internet believed, the same one that had lived in the lake for centuries.
I never told anyone, but I saw it as a child.
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ganymeder almost 10 years ago
Really like where you went with this. Echoes of Twilight Zone.
ericjkrause almost 10 years ago
Neat story. Good horror twist.
the clark almost 10 years ago
Great, especially the last line. Interesting turn.
Anglea (joined almost 11 years ago)
Six minute story is brilliant as a daily mental excercise to write on a variety of topics. It involves a lot of trial and error before I finish in the given time.
I am often surprised which of my stories receive the most views, often those I planned to delete.
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