He found again the image before him and yet felt sure he had taken a different path through the woods. He swung away from the fires and marched back into the gloomy half-light of the trees, but only a few steps brought him back to his nightmare as if it stalked him, Drawn by his fear.
Soft words came to him on the breeze, telling him to relax, that he was being taken care of. He felt he should know that voice, she was important somehow but he was too anxious to flee this hell to be able to focus.
Her reaction didn’t result from an explosion of noise, no-one had heard anything frightful but Shelly.
She insisted it was an out of place noise, it was alien to the office environment but where did the noise come from? She struggled to find words to describe and slowly less people believed in her tale. It seemed that someone else should have heard this quiet rasping voice.
Her reaction had spilt hot coffee over her work space, ruining her work. With a frustrated sigh she turned to her desk and tried to salvage something of the report that was due tomorrow.
This is for the 100 word challenge using the prompt
I do have a poem to write up but until then here’s a 100 word challenge.
We knew he could often be unpredictable or thoughtless, but the bombshell he dropped left us all frozen. It lapped at our stone stillness like the sea upon rocks, this muted gag slowly chipped away at us all forcing some movement to return. My mother closed her mouth and pursed her lips and my father put down his coffee cup, that had until now been held frozen half way to his lips. What was he thinking? I turned on my brother slapping him sharply around head. He rubbed his head but remained unfazed, perhaps even slightly entertained at our reactions.
The prompt was silence, here’s the link if you want to take part 🙂
Well today i have totally smashed my challenge; i wrote my 250 words in poems thou one is still in draft mode. For my novel i wrote far more than just 250, I wrote over 2000 words! 🙂 so happy to be back to my writing thou my short story is getting longer by the second.
well today i have done very well on my challenge, i did over 1000 words in my novel and almost 300 words in my two poems! I am so happy but I won’t be changing the goals as I know that in a few days time when the challenge isn’t so new I may struggle to keep up the good work.
With my poems I would like to thank everyone for their kind comments and please ask you to pass on any constructive criticism that i might increase in knowledge and abilities.