Bright Lights

They’re watching me – staring in from the darkness, staring into my cell. You told me I would be safe! You told me they couldn’t hurt me – that the doctors could help.

You lied.

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Her madness is catching, contagious. The feeling of eyes burning into my mind, cutting through the night. She is nothing if not convincing. Convinced of her own truth. What else is there, really?

 

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The owner of the eyes smiles to itself, hidden in the shadows. The beast steps forward, encouraged by the screams that guide it through the dazzling lights. So hungry – tonight it will feast.

 

A quick 99 word short story for Trifecta Writing Challengewe had to write 3 thirty-three word perspectives… I’m writing this secretly at work so that’s all I say on the matter.

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8 thoughts on “Bright Lights

  1. I wrote another story divided into four parts quite a while back for Voiceweek – maybe you guys will like it:

    http://wp.me/p1KfZs-2L

  2. Damn! This is good! 🙂

  3. Okay, now I’m going to have nightmares again tonight. Thanks, Chris.

    (Great story.)

  4. Thanks for linking up this weekend, Chris. This is a spooky little tale here. Great job in such a short space. I like the idea of the beast being encouraged by screams. Super creepy. Hope to see you back again soon.

  5. You just put my kids in my head TYVM. I imagine a Mom consoling a kid who demands the lights on. Mom goes off alarmed because of the kid’s convincing narrative. And the beast eats them both.

  6. karen says:

    Chilling …

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