Flash Fiction: A piece of fiction that is extremely brief, typically only a few hundred words or fewer
The Challenge: Write a piece in 100 words or less using the prompt…
The Prompt: They've done frightful things.
“They’ve done frightful things, them that came before.”
The rattly cadence kept time with the wheezy music. Fire crackled in the background.
“Frightful things. Unspeakable things. Things better left in the darkness.”
Chills crept down my spine as the music hit a dissonant chord.
“Darkness like what be settlin’ over the land. ‘twill happen again, it will.”
A gnarled finger swept across the crowd before stopping, pointing directly at me. My breath caught in my throat, an unfathomable boulder, choking off the life giving air in exchange for a shiver of fear.
“Ye be the one that can stop it.”