for Six Sentence Stories where the given word is Knot.

Last week…  a silent hoard of Locals stared into my eyes…the light flickered and they disappeared leaving me frightened, alone and desperate to leave the vault… the door was jammed so I ran through the mouth of a tunnel … I ran and I ran….




…my light failed, the battery must have run out so I had to feel my way along the wall being careful not to trip on the uneven floor, then it turned a sharp corner and my heart missed a beat as I spotted someone in the distance, holding a lamp, a Local. 

I wanted to stop, my stomach was in knots but I was somehow drawn towards him, then as I got closer he turned away and started walking, I followed.

We slowly climbed some steps then reaching the top he pushed open a door and my eyes were assaulted by dazzling bright light.

I saw crystal chandeliers, I heard a string quartet, I saw splendidly dressed couples, waltzing, I was offered a flute of champagne!

Feeling a tap on my shoulder, I turned to face an alluring young woman, her face expressionless, then without uttering a word she led me to the dance floor where the others stepped aside forming a circle around us, and I realised the onlooking revellers were the Locals. 

She produced a red flower and placed it behind my ear then we danced, we twisted, we spun round and round and round, I laughed,  and then…

to be continued

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Thanks to Denise at GirlieOnTheEdge for hosting

30 thoughts on “Next…

  1. Spira Dec 22, 2022 / 13:01

    Local…brilliant use of the word by simply capitalizing the first letter!
    Which led me to search for a meaning of the reverse word Lacol…and there was:”Lacol is a name that evokes logical reasoning. You are possibly intelligent, intuitive, graceful, and even a psychic. Interest in spirituality and mysticism is a strong possibility in your quest for truth.”

    Yeah, I know Keith…I know😁

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    • Keith's Ramblings Dec 23, 2022 / 09:18

      There’s clearly more to the Locals than meets the eye – and possibly to the person who introduced them to you!

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  2. clark Dec 22, 2022 / 19:59

    “ruh roe”

    Last chance to miss that hell-bound train, aka Six Sentence Serial (Story) lol
    I for one am looking forward to the next installment.

    good comment by Nick, the change of a single letter to caps… very cool


    • Keith's Ramblings Dec 23, 2022 / 09:32

      SSS(S)-telling is a new venture for me and I’ve no idea where the train’s heading. Ruh roe, here we go!


  3. Frank Hubeny Dec 23, 2022 / 00:13

    Well described and spooky. Ending this episode with laughter makes me think something bad is going to happen next.

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  4. The Sicilian Storyteller Dec 23, 2022 / 11:21

    And then what??? I can’t stand the suspense!! You got me all frazzled, I damn near had a case of the vapors! 😳
    Good stuff, Keith!

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  5. Liz H Dec 24, 2022 / 10:23

    Oh dear! You didn’t drink the champagne, did you? Cuz I think you wandered into fairyland, and it’s gonna be hell to get back home!
    Waiting on pins & needles…


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