Word Prompt Glimpse
Prose Challenge – Write a story in 250 words about something seen out of the corner of the eye. Choose from one of the following genres:
- Fantastical – about a fairy or other mythological creature or
- Horror – about a monster or ghost etc
It was always there. Sly, secretive and sinister, it would enter my peripheral vision when I was least expecting it, just when I thought I was imagining it.
I could sense the evil enveloped by darkness. It tried to hide, catch me unaware, but I could see it, feel it, fear it.
No-one believed me, and thus in turn I began to doubt myself and believe no-one cared.
I was being stalked, but had no proof.
In daylight, I learned routes and roads, scrutinised ways of access and planned possible escape.
At night, I avoided alleys, unlit pathways, solitary parks and buildings, stayed in sight, illuminated by light, close to areas throbbing with people, but kept a sensible distance.
Until the light worked against me.
Fingers extended, they touched my collar, sending a shiver down my spine.
It had found me, taken hold, captured me, and would not let me go.
I fought in my panic, then screamed and fainted dead away.
I am in hospital now, in a simple room under twenty four hour watch and care.
The doctors have a name for it, said it was Sciophobia, that I was simply afraid of my own shadow.
But when night falls, shadows don’t whisper, or laugh as you cower in terror.
Poetry Challenge – Write a poem in five lines, where each line is no longer than 10 words, inspired by the either the word prompt or the photo prompt.
Free as a Bird.
You look up and what do you see?
Clouds and sky, perhaps a glimpse of me?
I can fly away to a distant hill,
Lift my wings, feel an instant thrill,
Embrace the wind, what it means to be free.