Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Dark Corner in 100 Words



It stood in the dark corner unmoving. Although I could not see, I knew that it was there. The weight of its' presence. That familiar feeling of dread with the stillness of the air. It did not move or blink an eye, but what horror if it did. I sat frozen in my bed, bound by fear. What did it want from me? Was it my soul? Did it thirst for my life’s blood or think with it’s insect mind waiting to react only to it's need.
The dawn could not come fast enough. If it came at all.

13 comments:

Eva said...

Love it!

Ana said...

Stop scaring me!
:-)

Ventila said...

Screeeeeeming of fear
:-)

Peter N said...

Nice...a great opening paragraph from your upcoming book.

Peter N said...

I wish...

laughingwolf said...

here kitty kitty kitty ;) lol

Beverly Hamilton Wenham said...

Eva and Ana: I would not even try to write at all if it weren't for your constant support. Oh and ribbing!

Ventila: It's Ok I promise it's only in my mind not your:)

Peter N.: Who loves me even if I am a mess! Your a great cheerleader!

Wolfie: Are you my partner in crime?

SILVER said...

oo..so when will the suspense end? tell me more!

FrankandMary said...

Who needs tv(which I don't happen to have)? I love when well constructed little paragraphs scare me.~Mary

laughingwolf said...

but of course, nothing beats partnerships :D

Helene (the Artist Formerly Known as Kate) said...

"That familiar feeling of dread with the stillness of the air." What a great sentence! Loved it!

Small Footprints said...

Every child's (young or old) nightmare!

You continue to amaze me with how you convey so much with so few words. Brilliant!

Small Footprints
http://reducefootprints.blogspot.com

Beverly Hamilton Wenham said...

Silver: I don't know myself! But then do we really want it to?

FrankandMary: I just love the challenge of that tiny box in which to put a story. It makes you be careful, which I almost never am.

Wolfie: Ahh, but what's next?
Helene: I am so glad you liked it. I often wonder am I being too creepy or not enough?

Small Feet: Are you going to write that book or what?

Thanks Everyone for your support. If you only knew how insecure writer I am. Every time I post something I think well this where I lose them all.