“The Jigsaw Puzzle” by Unknown from Tales From the Midnight Hour edited by J.D. Stamper
Lisa has been searching for something to take home to do, but has found nothing. Then she spots a jigsaw puzzle box. It says 500 pieces and that it is The Strangest Jigsaw Puzzle in the World. Something about that calls to Lisa and she buys it.
Mr. Tuborg, the owner, doesn’t remember ever buying it-and sells it to her.
She stops to buy dinner and heads off for home. As soon as she gets to her room she starts making the puzzle and notices some similar things in the puzzle to her room.
In fact, the more Lisa puts the puzzle together the more it looks exactly like her room. Even she is in it.
The woman in the puzzle is terrified! Scared! Horrified!
Soon there is only one piece missing. Lisa doesn’t want to finish it, but can’t help herself. It’s just a puzzle right?
When she finishes the puzzle she sees a terrifying creature behind the girl in the puzzle. Then she turns around and screams because there it is!
Thoughts After Reading:
A great spooky story.
For more short stories from The Midnight Hour, go to The Black Velvet Ribbon
For more short stories, go to Definitely, A Crime of Passion