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Night beast

April 15, 2023

From Charli Mill as the Carrot Ranch is this week’s story challenge.

April 10, 2023, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about “the old lady and the beast.” What does age have to say about the story? Who is the beast and why? Go where the prompt leads!

Night beast

Sarah woke at 2:00 a.m.

Heart racing, she stared at the ceiling and begged God for sleep, but this night would be no different than any other.

“Samuel,” she said to the dark room.

Two years he’s gone and still I can’t let him go.

She didn’t need the picture on the bedside table to see his face, or the home movies Ruthie put onto the video to feel his beautiful smile.

Two years, he needs his rest already.

Empty and guilty, Sarah closed her eyes. She let the tears fall as she waited for the sun to rise.


2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 19, 2023 9:27 am

    This reminds me so much of my mother. More than three years since my dad died, and she can’t get used to being on her own at night. She drives herself mad with all sorts of thoughts. 😐


  2. April 23, 2023 6:40 am

    Ouch. You show her grief so well.


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