Thursday, January 14, 2010

Real or imagined......


Long bony fingers gripped
the frayed edge of the curtain.
In a corner of the room,
Sara tried to make herself
as small as possible,
hoping she couldn’t be seen.
The curtains fluttered.
The hand disappeared.
Sara glanced around the room
looking for the creature.
Had it been real or was it her imagination
again.


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32 comments:

G-Man said...

Veeery eeery Monkey Man!
Poor Little Girl..
I'm sure she will be ok ..
Excellent 55 Son!
Thanks for this awesome contribution, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

smarmoofus said...

Creepy... And it just reminded me of when I was little. My dad had an old Wurlitzer organ, and my mother always put it in the "formal living room"... you know... the room that only grown-ups go into when your parents had a dinner party? Anyway, the only time I went into the formal living room was to practice (or play around) on the organ. And sometimes I'd go late at night, and only turn on the little light over the music stand. The rest of the room would be dark. And I was alone. And I'd sometimes play some notes that would send little shivers up my spine. And then I'd get so spooked that I would hastily turn off the organ and rush out of the room before the Unknown Creepy Thing could get me.

-smarmoofus

Alice Audrey said...

Ooo, creepy! I sure wouldn't want to be Sara.

Unknown Mami said...

Reminds me of my childhood.

Larry said...

I liike it nice job I just noticed your from portland.one of my favorite cities. will see you Sunday-160. I'm up just follow the link below
Larry.


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the walking man said...

Sara's dad better fix that draft from the window or he will be paying therapy bills forever.

anthonynorth said...

A spooky 55. I so enjoy them.

Hootin' Anni said...

I told Sarah not to consume too much of that ice cream before bed!!!

My FF55 is fiction to some, but to others not so. It's...

HERE

[scroll down below my pencils sketches to find "The Shaft-a"]

Brian Miller said...

deliciously spooky 55. reminds me of nights as a child...nicely done!

my 55 is up!

Shadow said...

now this is KNOW. hiding from the creatures of the night. the imaginary ones are the worst. fortunately, however, this night has now become my friend...

sarah said...

ok...totally creepy....totally loved it. ☺ mines' up. Sarah...

big Jenn said...

Scary 55. I like it! jeNN

schererart said...

Yikes! I felt something grab my foot, and it's all your fault. S...scary 55 :)

Very creative.

sheila said...

I hope I do not think of this before I go to bed. lol! No seriously...

:)

Susan at Stony River said...

I love that final "again". Poor Sara!

SandyCarlson said...

Sara, I have been you. And I still wonder about the answer to that one.

Mama Zen said...

Creepy!

Dr.John said...

What a creepy 55. Now I will have trouble sleeping.
Well done

Matty said...

That's a chilly willy story.

P.S. Thanks for making the settings change. My comments are back on board.

Fandango said...

If it shows up tonight we will eat it.
Great 55

Susan Anderson said...

That scared me to no end. Thank goodness the dragons will eat it if it comes back ;) Thanks for visiting mine.

Green-Eyed Momster said...

I'm glad that bedtime is still a few hours away.

Great 55!
Hope you have a great weekend!

Green-Eyed Momster said...

Thank you, thank you for changing your comment option. It's much easier to leave you a comment and I don't want to pull my hair out of my head.

;)

Prayer Girl said...

Spooky, spooky. Love scary 55s. Very good.

PG

listen for azure said...

More than creepy, how do two people have the same thoughts at the same time?

Felicitas said...

"Imagination"... the explanation grown-ups always give to children when they themselves can't imagine any other truth. A WONDERFUL 55!

Thom said...

That was brilliant and eerie all at the same time. Very well done my friend :)

Ronda Laveen said...

There is always something to that feeling...the trick is figuring out what. Wondreful post.

Dianne said...

Hmm, my word verification today is musig... musing on!

You captured my sense of foreboding today MM. Life goes on.

HAKAWE
Dianne

hope said...

Some of these 55s, like yours, makes me want to yell, "Yeah, but what happened next?!" :)

I'll be back....to see.

Larry said...

Thanks for topping bye and leaving your comment I appreciate them tremendously.


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Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

I shall be posting Sunday 160 tomorrow! It is a challenge!