Friday Fictioneers: A Crack In The Darkness

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields who provides us with a photo prompt. Each week’s challenge is to write a 100-word story inspired by the photo. Click here to play along or just read more stories.

PHOTO PROMPT © Na’ama Yehuda

A Crack In The Darkness

Thunder rumbled. Lights flickered. Lightning cracked the darkness.  Wind and dogs howled. Windows rattled. Rain crashed into the building.

Anabel and I got out her vast candle collection in preparation for the inevitable power outage. I thought we could turn it into a romantic evening. Anabel jumped and screamed every time the building shook. It wasn’t the type of screaming for which I was hoping. The 13th, I’m sorry, “14th” floor wasn’t the best place to feel secure during such a storm.

The storm wasn’t the scariest thing in the sky. The real terror lay behind the clouds.


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      1. We will keep Zero. Someone asked my roommate, who is the breeder, how many she would keep from this litter. She said, “Zero.” I said, “Great! Which one’s named Zero.” It turned out to be the only girl, and she tweaked the spelling to Xero.

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  1. Scary. Looks like they’ll have to take a rain check on their romantic evening. Better save the candles too. I don’t think whatever it is that’s on its way is going to restore the power any day soon.

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  2. Does tomorrow morning lie beyond the clouds, with an “it’s not me, it’s you” moment? As if tonight isn’t bad enough already, with Anabel’s continuous jumping – and screaming for the wrong reason.

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