Weltchys Notebook

Part Time Writer of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Hopefully a blog for Stories, both Long and Short



Todays submission to the Friday Fictioneers is a return to more darker roots. I have to admit, upon reading this a number of times, I’m not convinced this is my best work. However, better to submit something than nothing. As always, comments are appreciated. I will try to read everyone’s submission, but with submissions reaching triple digits each week, it’s difficult to get round to everyone. Therefore, I try to read those who I follow, or who like / comment my story. I also hit a random selection from the list. You know know what gems you will find.

Finally, a short word on the weekly challenge. The Friday Fictioneers are a friendly group of online writers from all over the globe who endeavour to create short but fantastical tales with which to enthral and inspire both reader and writer alike. The genres and styles of writing are varied, so there’s something for everyone to be found within its midst.

PHOTO PROMPT - Copyright = Douglas M. MacIlroy

PHOTO PROMPT – Copyright – Douglas M. MacIlroy



Warmth spreads, a sensation that brings to mind memories of a lazy day, snuggled in blankets, oblivious to the world as it passes by.

Vision blurred, I struggle to see, to wake, from a slumber that feels euphoric. Yet deep down, I know something is wrong.

In the background I hear voices, or maybe screams. Hard to tell, for the noise is drowned out by something closer, something menacing. A constant drone, the sound is numbing, disguising pain that should be felt.

Wake up!

A voice shouts warning. Suddenly, eyes spring open, horror engulfs me.

Trapped. Cocooned.

Above hovers an insect, man-size in proportion. It’s mandibles twitch, intent obvious, for I am to be main course.


Author: Weltchysnotebook

Part Time writer of Science Fiction and Fantasy, both long and short!

38 thoughts on “Euphoria

  1. I like to have lunch, not be lunch. Ow! Well done. 🙂

  2. Awesome – great descriptions, really creepy feel to it. Loved the blissful part at the intro – very effective.

  3. Cocooned, snuggled in a spider’s web – vision blurred. Very graphic.

  4. Dear Weltchy,

    That’s what I call the beginning of a bad, terrible, no good day. Bon apetit.



  5. Dear Weltchy,

    Marty McFly meets his end…. Well done, especially the first euphoric paragraph.



  6. Horror indeed! no more afternoon naps for me and at night the lights stay on. Bravo.

  7. I really liked this one. From euphoria to being trapped with a giant spider coming at you—as if that’s the reality.

  8. Yik,, I hope, I sincerely hope this was a nightmare.. and that is the right material for nightmares.

  9. That’s not a good way to be woken up from a nice peaceful doze – although I suspect the doze wasn’t a natural one. I like how you’ve planted the seed of uncertainty right from the start. Creates good tension. Nicely done.

  10. There are many wonderful contrasts in this – comfort and terror being the most graphic. Kudos.

  11. Eugh! Eaten alive. No thanks.

  12. Aaagh, the horror! I really hate most insects, I’ve always had quite a phobia of them. Even without the picture (which makes it all the worse) your description is quite chilling.
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  13. Dear Weltchy, What a creepy nightmare – Yuck – I think I will turn down breakfast, if you don’t mind – Hey, I’ll send you a dozen donuts instead. Good story – well done! Nan 🙂

  14. if there’s any consolation, he had a nice siesta.

  15. Chomp, chomp–followed by “Buuurp” (a Weltchy belch)

  16. I like how you went from feeling safe to feeling trapped.

  17. Weltchy, Dark but well written. Where is a light sabor when you need one? I hope there aren’t spiders that big around. We have jumping spiders here that act like wolves. They don’t have webs but hunt their prey and pounce on them. Good thing they’re little. 🙂 — Suzanne

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