Friday, November 23, 2012

FSF Challenge - Feast



This week's writing challenge from Five Sentence Fiction ( Lillie McFerrin Writes ) is based upon the prompt "Feast."

So finish up your pumpkin pie - it's time to get back to a little horror...




Reveille Noir



Image "Zombies Walking" courtesy of Victor Habbick / FreeDigitalPhotos.net


The old priests had told of a day when the "trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable." It would be a time of hope and renewal, a time to enter immortality, a time of change. There had never been a thought given to the one raising the call, never a question of their purpose. After all, this was the Feast of Trumpets, or so they thought. But when the dark one sounds his horn, only the evil are raised.



Image "Zombies Walking" courtesy of Victor Habbick / FreeDigitalPhotos.net


© 2012 K. R. Smith

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    1. And I thought I was the only one up this late...

      Thanks for dropping by!

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  2. Smiling all the way, a nice take on the Feast, and, yes, He is more likely to be there than the opposition! Well written, late night writing suits you well! :-P

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    1. Yeah, I get behind and have to squeeze a few lines in at night. But sometimes that's when the mood strikes. Thanks for reading!

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  3. Both chilling and compelling... a very timely piece, and very well done!

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    1. Thanks! I just hope it's not too timely!

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  4. What a great take on the prompt, and a truly scary photo too. Well done.

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    1. Thanks! I've managed to find a number of useful images on freedigitalphotos.net. It's a site I found while reading Terri Deno's blog - she had been using it for some of her blog images.

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  5. Chilling! Not sure I want to be around then...

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    1. Me either!

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

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  6. Well done! Some Game of Thrones echoes. Intentional?

    Cheers!
    JzB

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    1. I'd never even heard of Game of Thrones, so I'd say nothing intentional... I looked it up on Wikipedia and it says it's a TV series. I don't have cable or dish TV, and the TV hasn't been on in about 4 months (I'm guessing it still works), so I'm not up on a lot of what's on. But I'm glad you liked the story!

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  7. Muahhaha Evil! Great little burst of evil. Nicely done. Game of thrones books are some of the best around. :)

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    1. Thanks, Kris! I guess I'll have to check them out sometime!

      P.S. - I had 2 comments from you, but I only published one "Muahhaha"! :)

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  8. Very evocative piece, nice and dark with grim undertones. Always makes me wonder, when something like this is mentioned/discussed, how would society cope/react if this became a reality? Chilling...

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    1. I picture everyone running amok, arms flailing, and screaming - or maybe that's just me!


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