Friday Fictioneers is hosted by the wonderful Rochelle, the undisputed master of what I call Sound Bite Fiction.
She sets the weekly challenge, and the standard.
This week’s delightful photo prompt is provided by the equally delightful Gah Learner.
The idea, as always, is to write a story of around 100 words based on this picture, below.
Click here to hear the writer read his words:
The night is cold and dark.
I stare out of the greasy window of my dingy room, taut with fear.
I can see nothing, but I know it is coming.
I wrap my arms around myself, squeezing tightly, trying to contain the emotion building within.
I know it is a futile gesture.
Nothing I do can prevent the approaching horror.
The moon appears suddenly from behind the black clouds.
I feel the hairs on my neck bristle.
I look down at my too long fingernails as they start to scratch at the glass.
I throw back my head and howl.