Friday Fictioneers: *het ptse

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Het Ptse

Shivering she got up and looked around.  She was ravenous, and she wasn’t alone.

The man there with her seemed as bewildered as she felt.  Looking about,  she could see no others, yet sensed that they were being watched.  To what purpose?



Startled, the man quickly turned.  “When did you get here?”

“I was about to ask you the same.”  she chuckled.

“I can’t remember.”

 “Mm.  Same here.”  She was salivating.

“You hungry too?  Shall we fi …”

“STARVING!  she roared, and ate him.


Looking into the habitat, Echerthwat mumbles, “Ti wlaays ercesp em tuo ehnw hse soed ttha.”


*Anagram challenged?  Email me here (farmlet(at)att(dot)net)  😉

NOTICE:  I’ve never done anagrams before, but needed a way to mimic an unknown language without offending any other language speaker.  😉  I also needed it to be fairly easy for my readers to translate and gain the meaning from that last sentence. Unfortunately, due to the nature of my story set up, I think the name of the last character “GartfAAnale” was throwing everyone off, so I changed it.  😯

WORDS:  100

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37 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: *het ptse

  1. Helena Hann-Basquiat says:

    Creeps me out, too, darling. I think this might just be one of the most original things I’ve read in a long time. The only one I didn’t get was the name: GartfAAnale — will this prevent me from fully enjoying this piece?

  2. Sandra says:

    You need to be careful, you might end up writing like that permanently! (That’s the kind of thing my Gran would have said.) Very clever and unique. Well done.

    • Lynda says:

      Saundra, you have obviously never seen me type! 😉 As for your Gran, she was of the same era as mine. She was always at the ready with similar admonishments. I hated it then, but I would love to hear one now…

      Glad you liked The Pets.

  3. Douglas Macilroy says:

    Read Landy,

    Tis a dangerous habit to get everyone into. Thank me now for not mixing up these words and forcing your mind to twist their way through them. Loved your story, Still unwinding.



      • LB says:

        I’m the only one who can’t figure this out, aren’t I? I’ve got the first word (and had it yesterday but couldn’t figure out a one word name for all the letters). NOW I can’t figure out the other word. I’ll keep working on it!

        • Lynda says:

          No! Judging by the lack of response to the particular FF story, you most certainly are not!
          A few of my other intrepid friends freely admit to being stumped. I will tell you if you ask me to. 😀

    • Lynda says:

      Chantal, I’m sorry to make it so hard for you. I never considered my foreign audience when I wrote this.

      CLUE: If you look in the some of the comments, then you will find that some my friends used a few of the decoded words in their responses.

      Does this help? 😉

    • Lynda says:

      Sorry to frustrate you, Lori. As I told Dawn, I’ve never done anagrams before, but needed a way to mimic an unknown language without offending any other language speaker. 😉 I also needed it to be fairly easy for the readers to translate and gain the meaning. Were you finally able to decode the sentence?

  4. Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

    Did ok except for the person’s name (just too tired to keep at it…)
    Startling ending – GREAT job once again: )

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