Guitar Girl

Copyright – Björn Rudberg

Copyright – Björn Rudberg

Guitar Girl

He sits me on his lap. He clutches my neck.

His fingers strum my ribs.

My body shivers and sings, spurred into life by his sorrow.

I tell myself I’m his instrument… bought, kept… the sounds that I make—of pleasure and pain—fine-tuned to his every mood.

He tugs at my damaged strings and inside my hollow chest, my stifled screams echo for as long as we’ve been together.

His hands tighten around my throat while he convulses in sadistic satisfaction.

Sometimes, I dream of black body bags… of finding reprieve when he zips the world away from me.

I’m late! Sooo late. But I have a legit reason for that. I’ve just released an eBook! yep. 100 Nightmares is now live at, and Smashwords. I created a blog post yesterday, right here A reblog of that post would be wonderful 🙂

Thank you so much to those who supported me from the very start of this project. If you like horror/ my writing, it would be awesome if you could grab a copy and leave a review. 🙂 A fair warning though, most of the stories in the book are way darker than the ones I usually write for FF. (less than 20% of the stories there were from FF– the rest, all new) 🙂

Thanks again! xo K.Z. ❤

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35 thoughts on “Guitar Girl

    • that really was a person haha guess that didn’t come out right. in truth, the photo really makes me feel depressed. thank you so much 🙂 if you ever decide to get a copy, please please, pretty please write a review thank you!! 🙂 🙂

  1. I didn’t find this horrific at all, really, just amazingly metaphorical. You hit all the right notes on that one. 😉
    I remember my guitar probably feeling the same way after a few concerts, sing-alongs, you name it! We really DO express ourselves through inanimate objects.
    Nice work, KZ! Do you play any instruments?

  2. First of all, kz, congratulations on the book, which isn’t something at all my style. But I wish you all success with it. Secondly, I like the way you turned the expected on its head, using the anthropomorphic idea that wasn’t, but was instead, just what I expected, a horrific story about real people (or hopefully not real people.) You’re a wonderful writer, but each week I have to gird my loins to read your story, as they’re not at all what I enjoy.


  3. Hi kz
    this one is a bit special. I love the way you can’t entirely tell if it’s a guitar or a girl. I want it to be a guitar because if it’s a girl, it’s really really horrific (so, as it’s you, I’m guessing it’s a girl!!!)
    I saw in the other comments that you found this week’s prompt hard – me too – and I’ve no idea why, because it looks like it should produce a thousand tales.

  4. CONGRATULATIONS on your book! 🙂 I guess it’s all been said. I just want to say that you do this type of writing so very well. It isn’t the kind of horror I enjoy though. I’ve found I’m more interested in ghosts, not real but fictional. Well written. 🙂

  5. K.Z. I love your story – it was a little scary and then I figured it out that it was a guitar you were talking about. So clever! Well written and really, really good! Also, Congratulations on your book! You certainly have enough talent! Thanks, Nan 🙂

  6. such a fine line on what really is going on here. you truly have a gift that toys with the imagination. a million congratulations on your recent “literary birth”. 🙂 a labor of love! ♥

  7. Dear KZ

    On good form as ever. It was’t quite as horrific as I thought it was going to be – thank you for that – your writing is so good I have to read your stories in spite of myself.

    How is the book going?


  8. I’ve never sympathized with a guitar before. Awesome job at crafting a chilling relationship between the instrument and player with slightly sexual undertones. The description was wonderfully vivid, and I could truly feel its pain.

  9. I find myself wanting to write ‘yuk’ again – never very useful or constructive I admit. Wonderful unsettling descriptions, and what a dream to have. I hope she gets her reprieve soon.

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