Zombie Drabble #433 "Dollhouse"

Half-collapsed houses everywhere, broken windows and sagging roofs letting in twenty years of leaves and rain. Never anything good in the cupboards, not anymore: picked clean ages ago, or spoiled. Don't hardly go in anymore, not safe. Except sometimes, looking for clothes.

The kids' rooms are the worst, even when the kids are long gone, not even bones left.  Toys all over the floor, drawers pulled out, bed crooked and linens soaked and rotted to a sickly brown, mushrooms growing in the corner. Just seems wrong, more wrong. I want to clean them up, but of course I never do.

24 comments:

  1. Intriguing, holding, even a bit wise.

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  2. Interesting to contemplate what cleaning up things in such an obvious state of decay would entail - or even why the story's narrator would contemplate it.

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  3. The Walking Dead is almost back. The children's rooms always freak me out way more too.

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    1. Yeah the one [spoiler] got [spoiler] in especially...

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  4. Somehow abandoned houses always seems haunted

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  5. No bones left ion the children's bedrooms! What was going on there?
    Rosey Pinkerton's blog

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  6. Strange to think that this place has been cleaned out... but it is far from clean. Quite a haunting paradox.

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  7. Something has been gnawing in the corners

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  8. Sadly, this is more often the case for some families. Excellent write.

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  9. If those walls could talk, what story would they tell...sadly there are many homes falling apart for various reasons...

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