Monday, 29 October 2012

In The Dark (100 Word Story)

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In The Dark

A thousand burning candles arrayed in a circle protect the girl from the shadows that gnaw at the flickering light. Alone in the circle she waits. She must endure the night. With a fractured voice she prays.

The darkness answers her prayers with a voice. The voice scratches at her sanity, promising only a terrible end. She continues to pray, seeking any solace. She shivers, the room now cold. A breeze, chill and with a fetid smell extinguishes the candles.

She moans. She clutches the last lit candle close to her chest knowing that it will not last the night.

2 comments:

  1. Definitely creepy, and wonderfully written.

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  2. Thanks - Clowns is probably my favourite so far. It is fun to try and tell a story in so few words.

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