Words for Wednesday
Delores from ‘The Feathered Nest’ offers six words (actually, technically it’s eight this weekJ) as a writing prompt – blank, dashing, flashlight, four leaf clover, shadowy, trembling. Why not visit her and see what other writing has been inspired?
It was twilight when Jess left school. Usually she walked with her friends but they had stayed on for play rehearsal. Knowing she would be walking home alone today her mother had reminded her to take her flashlight but Jess had forgotten. She wished now she had its bright beam to slice through the gathering darkness.
Dashing past the house everyone claimed was haunted she glanced at the blank windows and shuddered. Shrubs and creepers straggled about the door and she thought she glimpsed a shadowy figure half hidden there. It moved towards her, a man, tall, big, strong. Jess gasped and urged her trembling legs to carry her faster.
The next morning her parents identified the pendant Jess had been wearing when her body was recovered from the river. ‘We thought it would bring her luck. Silly superstition, really,’ her father said in a gruff voice. He ran his finger over the four leaf clover resting on his palm as his wife wept in the arms of a policewoman.