Night Terrors: the curse

PHOTO PROMPT – © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
PHOTO PROMPT – © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

June 1970, in an old abandoned hospital

Sandra Berrier was getting worse. Her father toiled day and night, going without sleep for days; he had to find a cure quick.

Trial after trial and no success; just when he was about to give up, he noticed a certain quietness in the lab. All the test subjects were sleeping peacefully. The drug worked!

When they awoke, the subjects were alert and responsive…and pain free.

He injected his daughter with the serum. She responded quickly. “Daddy, I’m better!”

Running to his daughter’s open arms, what he saw next drove him over the edge.

This story is my entry into this week’s Friday Fictioneers. click the link to discover more stories based on the photo prompt. For the rest of the Night Terrors series, click this link: NIGHT TERRORS

12 thoughts on “Night Terrors: the curse

  1. Oh, the suspense. You lull us into that sense of well-being and then there’s the twist. Is this a memory of Jonathan? Well done!

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