Jenny Got Sick – pandemic flash horror fiction in 100 words or less


It was a hot, humid August day in Texas. Jenny’s mom was busy escorting her brother through the Reptile House off I-35 and Jenny had to pee. The washroom was occupied so she went out back to the vast field behind the building. She found a secluded spot and squatted.

Suddenly there was a rustling sound and a growling armadillo foaming at the mouth emerged from the grass. It rushed at her, but she managed to grab it. The creature’s belly was covered with pulsating black sores. One of them burst, sending hot black pus into her mouth.

Falling back, Jenny swallowed.


Originally published March 11, 2012 as part of 100 Horrors: Tales of Horror in the Blink of an Eye

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