20 Tales of Terror – Day 8: Taking Root

  
The flower smelled as beautiful as it looked. William couldn’t resist taking a whiff. It was the worst mistake of his life.

Things started out small. Sneezing, a runny nose, minor headaches. William thought it might be allergies, or some issue that could be taken care of with a few pills and some gulps of water. That didn’t help.

William knew something was very wrong when he tried to clean his ear and pulled out a fistful of dead leaves. He knew things were very wrong when he sneezed and a vine shot out of his nostril.

By the time William caught onto what was happening, leaves and branches were sprouting from every opening on his body. He saw a flower blossom on one of the vines. It smelled as beautiful as it looked.

Perhaps someone would pass by and stop to take a whiff.

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