Friday Flashback- 50 Words Thursday- 39

I am sharing this post from 2nd October 2019 as a part of Fandango Friday Flashback

Deb is the host this week for 50 Words Thursday. 

Welcome All to Week 39 of 50 Word Thursday.

The Rules:

  • Find the muse within the photo or line provided and follow where it leads. It can be a story, anecdote, poem. Anything!
  • The Story must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50 word increments. (so 50, 100, 150, 200 or 250 words)
  • Link back to this post with the tag 50WordThurs so that everyone can find it, or post your response in the comments below.

So, I wanted to give you a prompt for this week with an obvious theme but the real challenge is to twist this to fit your purpose.

Here’s the picture:


And the words:

“I had to fight an urge to back away.” – The Somnambulist and the Psychic Thief – Lisa Tuttle

Just on a side note a Somnambulist is a sleep walker – perhaps that will give a little bit more inspiration.


The emergence of the figure was sudden. I had to fight an urge to back away. It looked so alien and unnatural. The river bank was deserted with only me witnessing this strange phenomenon. I grabbed my phone clicked a few pictures quickly and turned to leave, but I wasn’t quick enough. It extended a thin boney arm and took hold of my arm in a surprisingly strong grip. In a matter of seconds, it was standing next to me, it’s beady eyes fixed on my phone. I felt compelled to delete all pictures. 

When I came to, it had disappeared. 


Word count: 100




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