Mondays Finish the Story – June 1st, 2015 – Horents the Spider


Finish the story begins with:  “What a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.”

In the fairy world Horents the spider spun webs of allure and deceit.

Along each strand were delights of every imaginable kind. The sweet, the sour, the bland and the simple ghastly.

He catered for every taste and liked to sun himself and throw at each passer-by the temptation to “Come into my parlour.”

Horents was a chubby spider, he ate well, and he enjoyed eating, as there was always someone gullible enough to take that one fatal step.

When he pounced, gone was his gentle persuasive self, for in the blink of an eye he injected his venom.

As Horents devoured his prey he would look out at the world going by and smile to himself having no doubt that one of those who flittered past would one day come that little bit closer.


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32 Responses to Mondays Finish the Story – June 1st, 2015 – Horents the Spider

  1. Sonya says:

    He sounds like a creepy fellow, Horents… Gave me shivers, reading this – well done!

  2. MrBinks says:

    I never did like spiders! 🙂

  3. I don’t like spiders either deceitful things!

  4. I’m deathly afraid of spiders. This didn’t help. You captured their venomous little minds perfectly!

  5. babso2you says:

    Sneaky Horents! Loved the story Michael! Thanks for your contribution! Be well… ^..^

  6. Great story with just the right amount of Creepy! Loved it. 🙂

  7. mandy says:

    I’ll be on the lookout from now on for spiders. Especially the chubby ones! 😀

  8. phylor says:

    I like spiders. We keep “house” spiders to catch insects. However, none of them want us to wander into their webs.
    Great story. Loved the last paragraphy

    • Thank you dear friend, house spiders are ok if they know their place. We have funnel web spiders in the garden and if disturbed come out fighting. If they bite you, you die……

  9. draliman says:

    Sounds like that cunning Horents has a good thing going. You’re always onto a winner when you decide to prey on creatures’ greed through temptation.

  10. loricarlson66 says:

    As a lover of spiders and things dark and spooky, this little tale delighted me! Well done, Michael!

    • Thank you Lori. Most people don’t seem to appreciate them.

      • loricarlson66 says:

        they fascinate me 🙂 there was a time when I was terrified of them… I’d just moved into a new apartment and had a dream on my first night there… Grandmother spider came to me and asked me to watch over her children. My fear of spiders ended right then and there and now I welcome them into my spaces.

  11. John Yeo says:

    Dramatic six legged strands to a scary storyline Michael ~ Well written.

  12. tnkerr says:

    As I read your wonderful tale I pictured Horents. He seems an old and a wise spider to me.

  13. Oliana says:

    What a great story, Michael, you made it come alive and although we find them deceiving and creepy, we are pleased they take care of tiny critters that we don’t want around our homes. I knew by spending some time this morning reading your posts I might be inspired to write:)

  14. Susan Langer says:

    Horents had a great personality and work ethic. Enjoyed your story. 🙂

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