Saturday, October 1, 2022

FALL WRITING FRENZY ENTRY- 2022



FALL WRITING FRENZY 2022


WICKED SHADOWS

 

“Bwah-ha-ha-ha!” The screeching laugh surrounds us like the cold wind biting our skin. 

“Hurry Max, they said to reach the safehouse before the stars shine.”

“We’re moving as fast as we can, Bobby. Marna twisted her ankle in the woods.”

“But the sky’s already gray.” He runs back. “We only have minutes. We’ll move faster if we both help her.” 

“No, you go knock on the safehouse door. Tell them we’re coming. Get yourself to safety.” 

“What about you and Marna?”

“I’ll carry her. Go!”

Bobby charges up the slippery slates in the center of town guided by the orange light at the safehouse. 

Marna clings to my neck and I walk as fast as I can.

Garlic hangs on every door we pass. Fear of the Dark Ones has grown more intense.

Every full moon for the last six months, girls have been found, who’ll never wake again-- two bite marks on their necks. 

Fathers lock their daughters' windows and boys stoke the family fireplace to prevent the beasts from entering through the hearth.

Suddenly, Marna is yanked from my grip. I spin to see her floating back into the woods.

“M-A-A-X!” she screams.

“Bwah-ha-ha-ha! She’s mine now.”

 


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12 comments:

  1. AH! You really had me on the edge of my seat with this one! I want to read more!!

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    1. Thanks for your enthusiasm. Maybe I should make this into a whole novel. :)

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  2. The picture already gets your heart racing and then you drop us right into the struggle for life and death!

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    1. Thanks for commenting, Lauri. The picture just spoke to me of evil Dark Lords hiding in the shadows.

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  3. Yikes! I want to know what happens to Marna!

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  4. So do I. I might have to keep writing this! Thanks for commenting, Wendy. :)

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    1. Thanks for commenting, Ann. :) It is a cliffhanger, isn't it?

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  6. Ahhh! I thought they were going to make it. Tell me more! @mowrex (Twitter)

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  7. I couldn't make it easy! Thanks for commenting, Melisa.

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  8. Yikes, I wonder what will happen...???

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    1. Ha! I'll have to write the whole story to find out!. Thanks for commenting, Susan.

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