Horror and Thriller Fiction posted September 15, 2021

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Cave Of Horrors

by Seshadri_Sreenivasan

A veil of darkness cloaked the grotesqueness of the cave. It was found in cliffs at the edge, chipped away by the relentless pounding of wind. 

The cave was remote and was the terrorists hiding place. Locals used to talk in hushed tones that demons of murdered people were haunting the cave. There was bitter coldness and dank stale air of death.

Bibi Zeenat, the irrepressible movie maker, called it ‘Cave of Horrors’. She told the villagers that the howling and screams emanated from people tortured inside the cave. She would film the inside of the cave and prove it to them.

What she saw sent a chill down her spine. Dismembered bodies of the ill-fated countrymen stretched out with the most ignominious ways. She took out her sturdy camera and started shooting with mounting rage from inside. 

Suddenly, she heard a raspy voice from behind her. “Wretched woman! How much do you know about this cave?”

Angry eyes told Zeenat that the terrorist's brain was in a murderous mode. He had sensed a threat and his hand grabbed the sword tucked into his flowing robe. 

Zeenat panicked. She threw stones at him and tried to escape as he approached her, but the Taliban held her down and dragged her deep inside the cave.
As a punishment, he cut off her tongue, nose and ears. She choked in her blood.

Bibi realized that real blood was nothing like movie blood, just as real death was nothing like movie death. 

SEP Horror 250 Words of Less contest entry

This is a horror story based on the incidents in Afg. Word count=249
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