Sunday Writing Prompt “Campfire Ghost Stories”

Ghost Stories round the campfire is our theme today.

The light can play tricks,
Yawning flames dance
As smokey fingers
Creep skywards.
In the silence,
The crackle of logs cackle,
Spitting sparks
Into the night.
Gather round,
Listen to the spirits,
A gentle hum in the background,
A rustling in the leaves.
Watching eyes,
Ears finely tuned,
Invisible hands
Ready to snatch your breath
And devour your bravado.
A whisper teases your brow,
You wipe away a stray strand
But find nothing.
Should you sleep,
A shadow stretches over your body,
Touching, absorbing,
Sucking you into darkness.
The fire continues to waltz
To a silent tune,
Soon, it is all that is left.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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7 Responses to Sunday Writing Prompt “Campfire Ghost Stories”

  1. This really sets the mood!

    I loved
    Invisible hands
    Ready to snatch your breath
    And devour your bravado.

  2. blindzanygirl says:

    Oh wow. This is deep Di. And beautiful. So atmospheruc

  3. blindzanygirl says:

    Yep. It was wonderful

  4. Michael says:

    You did a great job in this Di, great creation of tension.

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