by Vijayaraj Mahendraraj
“Welcome to The Flaming-O! Tropical resort, spa, buffets—” choked the tearful woman.
“You alright?” asked a concerned couple.
“Yes… yes, I swear,” she replied, eyes terrified.
“Our rooms?” pressed an indifferent tourist.
“Rooms…” she stammered.
“And when do we eat?”
“The buffet… starts soon,” she mumbled.
One by one, they departed. Trembling, she concealed battered arms under a pink coat.
Right on cue, the silence was broken. Screams. Thrashes. Bones splintered by enormous beaks. A deep pink and crimson bathed each room akin to fresh coats of paint.
Then, silence again. Until the next buffet.
“Welcome to The Flaming-O.”
My name is Vijayaraj Mahendraraj. I am originally from Malaysia but currently work as a physician in Canada. Writing has always been a burning passion of mine. I was recently accepted for publication in the Year Four Dark Moments Anthology, the Grimdark Anthology and the Halloween Drabble Anthology with BHP.