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! We have recently lost our beloved dog 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, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. 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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