Monday, 29 October 2012

100 Words - Winter Drums

I'm a bit late this week (it's actually last week already...).  Seeing as it's pretty-much Hallowe'en, I thought I'd give this one a spooky twist.

The prompt, from Julia's Place, via LimeBirdWriters, is: "and winter will bring"

Winter Drums

The echo of ancient drums beats against the inside of your skull.
The air smells sweet, like the ghastly green stench of catarrh or puss.
It’s probably best you can’t see what lies in the room behind you.
The shapeless face screams and spouts forth curses vile and bitter.
At the same time it’s still as death and silent as a whisper; a mottled joke on you.
Hallowe’en is the doorway of winter, and winter will bring more dreams and cold, sleepless nights.
Death, perhaps, would be a better end.
To take your life… or wait for them to take you?
Don’t think…


  1. I like it!

    It's always a good sign with these prompts if, when reading it, we forget what the prompt was and don't notice it in there - it shows that it has been seamlessly integrated! One day you might manage to do that (kidding!) ;)

  2. Hi Vanessa, I'm really glad you like it. Reading it back today, it sounds more depressing than spooky, hehe. You're welcome to be as cheeky as you like - I just thank you for taking the time to pop over here and comment! :D

    I might have a go at this week's prompt before Thursday so I can focus on NaNoWriMo for the next month. Speaking of which - best of luck with your mysterious, suspenseful thriller this year. I look forward to reading it someday.

    1. Ha! Yes, I must log into NaNo today and update some details all ready to start tomorrow. I'm excited about it, and really hope I can get through it. Best of luck with yours too, see you there!