One hundred words …

for Friday Fictioneers

800x1280xxxxThe moon is bright tonight.  So bright, it casts shadows upon the blanket of pure white snow.  Mine walks beside me, keeping me company.

A cloaked figure strolls in my direction.  I’m unable to make out his face, just a hollow void.  I step aside.  It’s as though he doesn’t see me.

I glance over my shoulder; he has no shadow, leaves no footprints in the virgin snow.

I shut my eyes as a rush of freezing wind stings my face only to cease as suddenly as it started.  When I open them he is nowhere to be seen.


sarah-potter-picThanks to Rochelle for hosting and to Sarah Potter for the photo.

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62 thoughts on “One hundred words …

  1. ceayr Nov 18, 2020 / 16:35

    You really need to lay off the post-prandial port, old pip!

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  2. Dale Nov 18, 2020 / 17:00

    Oh, I love this, Keith! I almost went there, myself.
    Made me think of my friend who felt a woosh of cold air while she was in the shower (no windows open) and realised it happened at the same time as her husband died, being hit by a car… spooky.

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  3. rochellewisoff Nov 18, 2020 / 17:45

    Dear Keith,

    That was chilling in more ways than one. No wonder it’s said that some people are afraid of their own shadows. 😉 Good one.



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    • Keith's Ramblings Nov 19, 2020 / 12:17

      They do say that. Shadows can sometimes be mysterious and a little creepy. Thanks Rochelle.


  4. Iain Kelly Nov 18, 2020 / 19:02

    Death walking among us? Could be read as a reference to a certain virus doing the rounds just now. Excellent writing Keith.

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  5. bearmkwa Nov 19, 2020 / 00:36

    Ohhhh…. A good ghostie one!

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  6. msjadeli Nov 19, 2020 / 02:44

    Glad he was able to open his eyes again after passing death. Chilling tale!

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  7. Anita Nov 19, 2020 / 19:38

    Ghosts have no shadows!
    How did you manage to spot one?!
    Hope I never do 🙂

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  8. James McEwan Nov 20, 2020 / 09:58

    Fantastic, I really liked this. The tone and the mood were just right for the subject of a dark mysterious shadow. Personally, I find it hard work to live upto and follow in the footsteps of my shadow.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Nov 20, 2020 / 10:47

      Thanks so much James. My shadow has a mind of it’s own and likes to muck around – it tripped me up the other day. I tried giving it a kick but it jumped out of the way!

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  9. draliman Nov 20, 2020 / 14:00

    Eek. He just needs to thank his lucky stars the figure was not there for him…

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  10. Nobbinmaug Nov 20, 2020 / 22:09

    Ooh, good one. That was eerie, chilling, and mysterious. I liked it a lot.

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  11. hilarymb Nov 21, 2020 / 12:45

    Excellent Keith – wonderful photo … which you’ve matched so well … as the others say – chilling, eerie … glad it’s midday! Stay safe – Hilary

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  12. Michael Humphris Nov 22, 2020 / 00:35

    A close shave there, many will not know how close the virus called, and perhaps that is for the best

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    • Keith's Ramblings Nov 22, 2020 / 15:20

      I don’t wish to know how close I’ve come to it at times! Cheers Michael.


  13. pennygadd51 Nov 22, 2020 / 18:47

    What an impeccably crafted story of the supernatural. Well done! Death on the prowl…

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  14. michaelwynnauthor Nov 23, 2020 / 14:02

    Well written Keith. It reminds me of the ghostly monk who has been spotted reguallry around here, including by my sister, crossing the road at a particular place. (I don’t believe it myself but don’t tell my sister.)

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