A hundred words…

for Friday Fictioneers




I was on the edge of my seat, inches from my television. I’d never watched a movie like it, I felt as if I was there, looking on. 

A girl was sitting on a bed prodding her phone when suddenly the lights went out. She switched on the torch and a shadow appeared on her wall. 

But not her shadow. 

‘Look behind you’, I yelled as a vile creature crept up behind her. No…no…no…

No, suddenly my power went off!.


I was in darkness but for a trickle of moonlight. A shadow appeared on my wall. 

But not my shadow…..




Thanks to Rochelle for hosting and to Dale for the picture.


Prod Froggie to see what others have come up with!




73 thoughts on “A hundred words…

  1. ~just a thought Nov 9, 2022 / 17:13

    Imaginative and effectively spooky; like Suzette, I say “great writing”

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Patricia Nov 9, 2022 / 17:52

    No more scary movies for you. Don’t want you to have a heart attack.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. James McEwan Nov 9, 2022 / 19:31

    The best horror and scary moments is when they become real; they don’t come with popcorn. So take care Kieth–now look behind you.

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  4. Michael Nov 9, 2022 / 23:50

    No sleep to night then. The circle of terror can over so well

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  5. Dale Nov 10, 2022 / 02:43

    Nooooooo! I just watched an episode of “The Haunting of Bly Manor”, I came to FF to change my mind… this did NOT help 😉

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      • Dale Nov 10, 2022 / 13:16

        Hahaha! Right! Blame me!
        I am loving it. After having watched Midnight Mass and the Haunting of Hill House… I love how Mike Flanagna keeps his actors close… One played in Mass and here; a couple played in Mass and Hill House, etc. Fun stuff,


    • Keith's Ramblings Nov 10, 2022 / 13:14

      I couldn’t wish for a greater response, though I’m sorry I eeeeeeeeked you, Rochelle!


  6. Bill Nov 10, 2022 / 15:42

    In my case the movie (or book) can cause sufficient angst without carrying over to my reality. Well done, Keith.

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      • The Sicilian Storyteller Nov 11, 2022 / 12:06

        Good! That was the catch phrase an old radio show called The Shadow … yes, I said RADIO so you can imagine it’s quite old. I guess it never made it to your neck of the woods. Spooky stuff!


  7. plaridel Nov 10, 2022 / 19:41

    sometimes one’s imagination can grow wild. time to light a candle and have coffee or tea. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  8. msjadeli Nov 11, 2022 / 20:37

    Well-done, Keith. I loved those sound effects as you read. Gave it a chilling oomph.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. dorahak Nov 12, 2022 / 00:44

    When the horror on the screen steps into your den, it’s time to scream and run! Yikes.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Nobbinmaug Nov 12, 2022 / 02:17

    What is it with these shadows going around turning off people’s power? Nice one. The music added a chilling layer to your recording. Well done.

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  11. DIYwriting Nov 12, 2022 / 21:56

    I think this is why I don’t watch scary movies…

    Liked by 1 person

  12. subroto Nov 13, 2022 / 13:42

    Dang! Left hanging in suspense. I was expecting an evil muahaha next. Nice one

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