1908.06 – DDOP.06 – Coils

Curly hair fragment as a texture background composition


#Audio. #Flashfic.  #Horror.  A piece where our narrator is definitely NOT the hero…


I decide I must have it. Her hair. Her.

I learn her patterns. She works in an art gallery, wears black far too frequently. I understand that dark colors are less likely to detract from the art, but a deep green would set off her hair, and suit her pale coloring, so much more favorably.

Links and References


  • The Bathtub Mermaid: Tales from the Tub is written and produced by Melissa A. Bartell, and is recorded and produced using the BossJock iPad app and Audacity.
  • Bathtub Mermaid album art was created by Rebecca Moran of Moran Media
  • Music used for the opening and closing is a mix of Chris Zabriskie’s “The Oceans Continue to Rise” from the Free Music Archive and Kevoy’s clip of whales off the coast of French Polynesia from Freesound.
  • Chris Zabriskie’s song is also used under some readings.


2 thoughts on “1908.06 – DDOP.06 – Coils

  1. For obvious reasons the way he reads brings to mind Jack the Ripper. But it’s the way he draws it out… as the protagonist draws it out… that makes it more chillng in the end.

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