Sunday, January 6, 2013

Five Sentence Fiction Challenge - Midnight

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


Image "Wolf and Moon" courtesy of nixxphotography at

It's funny what you think about when the adrenaline kicks in. I guess that's how the brain copes when you're out of breath, out of time, and out of luck. I was used to being the hunter, but this time I was the prey. Alone, on foot, I had only the eldritch glow of a full moon to light my way. All that kept running through my mind was that old Patsy Cline song:

I go out walking, after midnight
Out in the moonlight
Just hoping you may be
Somewhere a-walking after midnight
Searching for me.

And I knew you were.

Image "Wolf and Moon" courtesy of nixxphotography

© 2012-2013 K. R. Smith All rights reserved


  1. Oh very good, I was just beginning to get uneasy. Loved the 'eldritch moon'. I had to look it up though I'd heard it before. Nice to learn something. Thank you.

    1. You're quite welcome!

      The "eldritch" thing... I stole that from Lovecraft.

  2. Very mysterious.

    Nicely done.


    1. Thanks! Been a bit busy lately and haven't had much time to do the challenges. Now I have to see if I can get around to reading what everyone else posted!

  3. Delicious! Lyrical (literally) and mysterious, would like more of this!

    1. I do know a lot of old (and some new) songs that sometimes come to mind when writing. I'll see what I can do! The mysterious part can be harder, but being into horror, I'll try.

      Thanks for reading and commenting!


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