Misfortune 500

Bonaparte said a picture is worth a thousand words. We should be able to figure out at least half.

“But all the feelings that evoke in us the joy or the misfortune of a real person are only produced in us through the intermediary of an image of that joy or that misfortune; the ingeniousness of the first novelist was in understanding that, in the apparatus of our emotions, since the image is the only essential element, the simplification which consists of purely and simply suppressing the factual characters is a definitive improvement.”
-Marcel Proust

Each entry in the Misfortune 500 is an image paired with fiction, always horror, always exactly 500 words. I’ll write one story, but there are more yarns in a photograph than in a woolen blanket. What tale does the picture tell you?


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