As a child, almost instinctively you know not to walk the streets at night, even if you are holding onto the hands of your mother, and trying to get a taxi. There is nothing more frightening than the sound of the wind at your back, roughly tugging as though it would rather wear your clothes, and walk in your shoes. So you close your eyes, the way you do when you are home alone, and there is no one else there to protect you.
Because the room is dark and you can hear the curtain move as it beats upon the glass. Or is it your teeth that are chattering. Either way it is fear, inside and outside of you, like a doppelganger that cannot be soothed. But closing your eyes only makes the fear more palatable, and just when you think it can’t get any worse, you are feeling to go to the bathroom, only to get there you will have to compete with a long narrow hallway, a square, obzokie washing machine and a leaky faucet.
No, things can’t get any worse you tell yourself, wondering if you can make it down there with your eyes closed, and then you feel someone’s hand on your arm. So you do the only thinkable thing that comes to you.
222 words, 10 minutes
Okay, Marjorie I saw the new post option this time. Thanks again for the writing challenge.
This post is an answer to a free style writing challenge
The Free Style Writing Challenge Rules:
1. Set a stop watch or your mobile to 5 minutes or 10 minutes whichever challenge you think you can beat.
2. Your topic is at the foot of this post BUT DO NOT SCROLL DOWN TO SEE IT UNTIL YOU ARE READY WITH A TIMER.
3. Fill the word doc with as many words as you want. Once you began writing do not stop even to turn.
4. Do not cheat by going back and correcting spellings and grammar with spell check in MS WORD (it is only meant for you to reflect on your own control of sensible thought flow and for you to reflect on your ability to write the right spelling and stick to grammar rules)
5. You may or may not pay attention to punctuation and capitals. However, if you do, it would be best.
6. At the end of your post write down ‘Word count =_____’ so that we would have an idea of how much you can write within the time frame.
7. Do not forget to copy paste the entire passage on your blog post with a new Topic for your nominees and copy paste these rules with your nominations (at least 5 bloggers).
So, instead of blanket nominations, I invite any interested parties to continue with the new post below, and thanks again for reading.
Your New Topic:
Oh the tangled web we weave, when we try to deceive. (Deception)