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.
“Out of the shadows, The Darkness falls.”
15-year-old Matthew Stone returned to the scene every day. Slowly, a plan unfolded. The police’s ineptitude in catching his sister’s killer led Matthew down the path to The Darkness. He’d be a vigilante like Batman, Robin Hood, or his grandfather’s favorite, The Shadow.
Night after night, The Darkness climbed the pillars and tucked himself away under the onramp, watching, waiting.
A scream. Fast, furious footsteps. It was time.
The Darkness broke into action. He crawled along the beams, reached for the pillar, slipped, and fell.
A barista found his body in the morning.
Somehow this spawned a collaborative sequel written with a friend: Friday Fictioneers: Darkness Rising