The Face Grabber | Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

Hello and welcome to another story snack! This is for Friday Fictioneers for 20 November 2020. A macabre tale this week, and honestly, something that happened to me. I’ve met one of these and sent it packing in the end.

The Photo Writing Prompt

PHOTO PROMPT © Sarah Potter

Description for my blind/visually impaired readers: It’s a black and white of some sort of blooming plant in shadows.

The Inspiration

I met one of these last night. Still rattled today.

The Story: The Face Graber

Genre: Paranormal, Memoir

Word count: 100

Ah, a new place to colonize, unaware of my kind!

While you slumber, I await the perfect moment.

While you are busy dreaming, I plot.

When your spirit slips out for its journey, I pounce on your face.

My poison-tipped claws prick your face and neck, flooding you with paralyzing neurotoxins.

 Then I prepare to eat your essence, so easy to slip free when you cannot move. Unable to move, you succumb.

But no, though my toxin immobilizes you, you resist. You wrestle, writhe, and scream. Your spirit roots in your body. Struggling to take back control, you turn me away.

Thanks for reading!

Cheers to your #BLISSfulLife!!

Ronda Del Boccio

Award-winning author, photographer, and artist

About Ronda Del Boccio


Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best-selling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She has been mostly blind since birth, but she never lets that stop her from doing what she wants to do. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda’s books on Amazon at

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