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.
- 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