Night and Day

The sun was setting over the lake,
Painting the sky in a mix of orange and gold,
And the air was filled with the sound
Of crickets singing, when suddenly
My blood ran cold.
Behind me lurked a shadow dense,
Thick and heavy, breathing hard and slow,
My hair curled tight, my skin grew damp
The voice from the past haunting me,
Dragged me where I didn’t want to go.
Pulling my heart into a thousand shards
Who could hear my plaintive cries,
My panicked floundering, the silent night
I screamed to stay awake and pray
The sun would not take long to rise.

Written for Fandango’s Story Starter

The sun was setting over the lake, painting the sky in a mix of orange and gold, and the air was filled with the sound of crickets singing, when suddenly…


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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9 Responses to Night and Day

  1. murisopsis says:

    You must be watching those horror flicks again! This one gave me the chills (even in poem form)!!

  2. Fandango says:

    Wow, Di. That was intense!

  3. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Wow, that was hard hitting

  4. Sadje says:

    A chilling story Di. 👍🏼

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