The Dollhouse

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Photo prompt courtesy Susan Spaulding

Connie ushered Natalie inside the small cottage, and exclaimed cheerfully, “See, isn’t this just perfect?”

Seeing no response from Natalie, Connie continued, “It’s a bit of a tight fit, but I’m sure you’ll be extremely comfortable here. We’ll have lots of fun together, just like the old times.”

Natalie smiled slightly at this, remembering all the good times she’d had with Connie. She saw the bed then, exactly the same as Connie’s bed used to be, just bigger. Her eyes moistened as that memory hit her…hard.

She tried saying something, but couldn’t. Connie saw that and her face lit up with a huge smile, as she said, “So you do remember the bed. I thought it was a good touch.”

Natalie’s tears were now flowing freely down her eyes, as she remembered her life with Connie….and Jessica….and Tara….and Lynn……

She’d been good to all of them.

Maybe that was the reason she had become the favorite doll of her favorite dolls after they had taken over the world and turned all humans into their playthings.


179 words.

Written as a part of Sunday Photo Fiction, hosted by Susan Spaulding. The challenge is to write a story in 200 words or less, inspired by the weekly photo prompt. For more details visit HERE. To read more stories based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.

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At the age of 40, I decided to exit the corporate world, and enter the world of stories as a full-time writer. Wish me luck!
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12 Responses to The Dollhouse

  1. Excellent, and, as usual, unexpected!

  2. Iain Kelly says:

    That was one of your more terrifying twists!!

  3. Abhijit Ray says:

    Dolls have taken over. Nice twist.

  4. Jules says:

    I never did watch those ‘Chuckie’ movies… Maybe if I had more dolls growing up. I was more of a ‘Tom-boy’ – Cool twist – Icy hot!

  5. michael1148humphris says:

    I hope that my bears don’t do the same, if they get hungry🙂

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