Friday Fictioneers: Darkness Falls

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 © Ted Strutz

Darkness Falls

“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.

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Somehow this spawned a collaborative sequel written with a friend: Friday Fictioneers: Darkness Rising

30 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Darkness Falls

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      1. Oh WOW, you are one of two people besides myself that have seen it. I actually love that movie! I’m glad you sought it out and watched it. Those little critters got up to some trouble didn’t they. And I’m sure you enjoyed gorilla woman. 🙂

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      2. I only join the most exclusive clubs. The premise was so bizarre, but I enjoy bizarre. I didn’t understand her wardrobe or lack thereof at all, but I wasn’t complaining.

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    1. Now, I feel bad. You’re right. He deserved to get his justice. He would have been a force for good. It’s too bad The Darkness was fueled more by emotion than preparedness, and I have an affinity for tragedy. Thank you.

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    1. There’s no movie. Not yet… I do expect Hollywood to come knocking any minute.

      That’s why I never read the end of stories, just in case.

      Thank you, Rochelle.

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