Sunday Strange microfiction challenge: 26th Feb

Thanks Jane for posting another Sunday challenge



Image by Russian illustrator, Ivan Bilibin.

They waited in the shadows.
Eons ago they had been massacred en masse, heads separated from their bodies, their bones burnt and buried in crude graves.
Only their polished skulls remained, the eye sockets having been hollowed out to accommodate candles within, a means of leading the way for others from dark to light.
A soft rustling in the trees disguised their excited whispers.
Was this mere girl their saviour? Could they truly believe this creature with her lantern aloft was the bringer of hope and resurrection to their people?
Behind her, all seeing eyes broke forth from the gloom.
It was Time.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and have a terrible sweet tooth. Best friends are Hubby, our dog Maggie, Bro in NZ, MSM and MOH (and his dog). I am also a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we were once again house hunting until September. We now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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7 Responses to Sunday Strange microfiction challenge: 26th Feb

  1. Love it! A story full of light and hope from an illustration of skulls with creepy searchlight eyes.

  2. Michael says:

    Great response Di, loved where you took me on this journey…

  3. Oh, that packs a lot into a small space. A real goose bumper. I hope it works out for them.

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