Coda

Bat_in_a_Cave_by_mirroreyesserval

Coda 

“It’s a bat,” I whispered.

“It’s nothing,” you said. “Go back to sleep.”

In truth, it was a wake-up call.

“It’s dying,” I said.

“Things die,” you replied.

The bat struggled. I intervened.

“It’s over,” I said.

And you.

You were silent.

 


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Red

the_heart_of_everything_ii_by_nelleke-d37eono

Emily paused to catch her breath. A backwards glance revealed only trees and shadows. She lowered the hood of her cloak; felt the cool breeze on her face. Maybe she’d lost him?

A howl echoed through the trees. Emily inhaled sharply.

“Grandmother!”

 


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Lurking

Cracked glass window

Lurking

There are monsters in the dark, she said. Tucked in closets and hiding under beds.

There are hundreds of different ones, she said. Some have claws, others have teeth.

The one behind you has fangs, she said. And spins webs of glass.

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over at yeah write, where you have to answer a
question in exactly 42 words.

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Marking Time

古時計Marking Time

There is one clock left that I wind every day.

Its bushings are worn; its face is cracked. Its gears jam and its chimes no longer mark the hours.

But each hard-won tick is a celebration of the life it has clocked.

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This is my submission for this week’s gargleblaster challenge over at yeah write. The challenge poses a question and we have to answer it in exactly 42 words. Answers can be fiction, non-fiction, or poetry.

This week’s question is: Have all your clocks stopped?

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Break-in

thief_garrett_by_kejablank-d62nnwo

Break-in

The thief had barely left a trail. Rumpled sheets. A mug out of place.

Nevertheless, something was missing.

I searched for hours. Emptied drawers, peered under furniture, reached into the bowels of my couch. But my heart was nowhere to be found.

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This is my submission for this week’s gargleblaster challenge over at yeah write. The challenge poses a question and we have to answer it in exactly 42 words. Answers can be fiction, non-fiction, or poetry.

This week’s question is: Who dunnit?

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