Teds House: X Rated

Photo copyright: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Photo copyright: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

No one would buy the old house. Memories where too raw. Some people swore that they could still hear the dogs screaming. Ted was the keeper of the hunts hounds. When the police visited Teds home, when the hunt master called them from there. They saw that the hunt masters fine head of black hair had turned pure white.

Ted had been nailed to the front door, around him lay the hounds. Each one had been skinned and each was missing their heart… as for Ted: it is better that you don’t know

Michael Humphris.

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  1. J Hardy Carroll

    Wow, dark and gruesome.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you, I was quite taken by surprise when Teds story turned out the way it did. As I had planned to write something quite different

  2. Iain Kelly

    Grisly – the fox finally taking revenge?

    1. Michael Humphris

      Iain one might think so. But even a dozen reynard’s would not be capable. So for the present time, the jury is out on who was responsible

  3. trentpmcd

    Not the dogs. Whatever they did to Ted was bad enough, but not the dogs….

    1. Michael Humphris

      Trent I do agree wholeheartedly, ‘no pun intended’, thank you

  4. ceayr

    Jings, Michael, did you get up on the wrong side today!
    Gory, but good.

    1. Michael Humphris

      I reckon that I must have done so . Thank you sir.

  5. Sandra

    Wow! What happened to you during the night? I might need to go and bleach my imagination now.

    1. Michael Humphris

      I wished I knew, if I did I could can it. Thank you Sandra and go easy on the bleach, you don’t need it.

  6. rochellewisoff

    Dear Michael,

    I don’t want to imagine what Ted looks like. Grisly good story.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Rochelle, I was afraid to look at Ted, as I have more than enough white hair already

  7. Dale

    Good gawd, Michael! What did you eat for breakfast to be so gruesome?

    1. Michael Humphris

      Good old fashioned Scots porridge oats, , Perhaps I am learning…Thank you Dale

      1. Dale

        Haha!!

  8. granonine

    Aaagghh! Horrible. You wrote it much to clearly–that’s going to be a hard picture to un-see.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Sorry Linda, I don’t know what came over me, I don’t usually read or write horror stories.

      1. granonine

        Well, this one was a dandy!

        1. Michael Humphris

          Indeed it was.

    2. Michael Humphris

      Sorry Linda, I set out to write something quite different, but this horrific story turned instead. At the time I was working on a set of stories centred on dreams, perhaps Ted was dreaming after eating a real hot curry.

      1. granonine

        Isn’t it interesting how sometimes the story just kind of takes over and decides how it wants to go 🙂

        1. Michael Humphris

          It is true some stories do surprise me,

  9. JS Brand

    This was horrifying Michaels, but in a good way.

    1. Michael Humphris

      I set out to write something quite different, but this story arrived instead. At the time I was working on a set of stories centred on dreams, perhaps Ted was dreaming after eating a real hot curry.

      1. JS Brand

        Could be. It’s strange how stories end up sometimes.

  10. plaridel

    it looks like the waking dead folks paid him a visit. how gruesome.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Sorry plaridel, At the time I was working on a set of stories centred on dreams, perhaps Ted was dreaming after eating a real hot curry.

  11. Abhijit Ray

    House is witness to terrible cruelty on man and his animals. No wonder it is not being sold.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Terrible indeed, I must drink less whiskey

  12. jillyfunnell

    Well, that story’s going to stick in my head for a good while. Graphic and terrible, some sort of revenge being served on Ted and the dogs. Anti-hunting maybe? Me too, but I would opt for a peaceful protest.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Peaceful is good, that would be my way. I set out to write something quite different, but this horrific story turned instead. At the time I was working on a set of stories centred on dreams. Maybe Ted was dreaming after eating a real hot curry.

  13. Dahlia

    Ungh! Gave me the shivers

    1. Michael Humphris

      Sorry, I set out to write something quite different, but this story turned instead. At the time I was working on a set of stories centred on dreams, perhaps Ted was dreaming after eating a real hot curry.

      1. Dahlia

        No need to apologize Michael, one goes where the story drags us – we really dont have a choice do we?

        1. Michael Humphris

          Thank you Dahlia, you have set me thinking, whether we do we have a choice. I wonder how many writers have destroyed part of a story.

          1. Dahlia

            Of course we do modify and change a story but to be a really honest story, one has to let the characters and the plot take the lead. At least that’s what i feel…

          2. pennygadd51

            I’ve never destroyed a story but there are two that I have never published. Altogether too grim. Do we have a choice as to what to write, or how a story evolves? I would say yes – but some stories definitely tug the author along, don’t they?

          3. Michael Humphris

            They certainly can take hold of one and as you say tug you along. I think that I will try and cut the string on Teds dream.

  14. StuHN

    Methinks there could be a gruesome end to the Hunt Master as well. Sounds like the making of a great legend. Gory, but great.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Stuart, your comment has given me something to think about.

  15. JoHawkTheWriter

    Good and gory, just in time for Halloween. At least that is my take. Nicely done.

    1. Michael Humphris

      I set out to write something quite different, but this story turned up. It certainly does suits Halloween

  16. theministryofshrawleywalks

    Thoroughly grim!! great stuff

    1. Michael Humphris

      Glad you enjoyed it. I set out to write something quite different, but this story turned up. At the time I was working on a set of stories centred on dreams, perhaps Ted was dreaming after eating a real hot curry.

      1. theministryofshrawleywalks

        !! maybe so, a Chicken Phall!!

        1. Michael Humphris

          I have only had a chicken phall once, I will always remember it, it was hot stuff but really tasty.

          1. theministryofshrawleywalks

            I had one from the curry house of the year in Rusholme decades ago, he gave it to me for free because he didn’t think I could finish it!

          2. Michael Humphris

            I bet that you finished it.

  17. Sascha Darlington

    Yikes!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Yikes it is… I have been told I must have eaten a chicken phall curry

  18. anuragbakhshi

    Ha ha ha, you certainly seem to be in a mood Michael 🙂

    1. Michael Humphris

      It has been suggested that perhaps I had eaten a chicken phall curry

  19. 4963andypop

    Sounds like the beginning of a great cold case mystery story! Gruesome, yes, but it begs the question: why? If a ghost (white hair), why butcher thedogs? If mere blood sport, why dye the hair? I think someone, down on their luck, should move in and solve it! Youve got my attention, for sure!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Certainly not a ghost… the mysterious events remains unsolved for the time being. At the present I am working on a set of stories to do with dreams, Teds might be dreaming !

  20. Jelli

    Chilling!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Sorry Jelli, I had set out to write a story about dreams, Teds dreams are certainly chilling.

      1. Jelli

        No need to apologize. It’s October, after all. We all need some “chilling” stories. 🙂

  21. subroto

    Wow! This could be the start of a good horror story.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Subroto, sadly writing horror is not my thing, I prefer writing fantasy like your Prince Charming story.

  22. Brenda's Thoughts

    A good gruesome tale, Michael. In the spirit of the upcoming Halloween season? Like many others said, “Chilling!”

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Brenda, I will have to stop eating really hot curries and switch to ice cream instead.

  23. pennygadd51

    Sounds like the moral of your story is “He who lives by tearing foxes to shreds, dies by being torn to shreds.” Not a pretty way to go.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Penny I was not thinking that, although a Fox did briefly figure in my thoughts. I would never willingly harm a dog

  24. lisarey1990

    Very grisly. Great take.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Lisa, it certainly was a bit grisly for me,

  25. magarisa

    No wonder nobody will buy the house. What a gruesome, disturbing tale.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Sorry magarisa,

      1. magarisa

        No need to say sorry. It’s a good take on the prompt.

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