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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