I had woken up in a forest, with my hands tied behind my back. As my eyes adjusted, I saw two men sitting by a fireplace. I jumped up and started to run. I didn’t look back but then I heard it; the deafening screams that echoed through the cold night.

Desperate to get away from the monster that had caused the screams, I sprinted between the tall trees, their branches creating a blanket that covered the sky.

Then the night went unnaturally still. I turned to look at what had started chasing me. I realised that the screams had come from what used to be my kidnappers.

Categories: 100 Word Challenge

2 Comments

CHRIS MEEHAN · 18 May 2020 at 10:30 am

Oh my goodness Isobel! What a fabulously horrifying piece of writing! You really know how to create atmosphere through clever use of words and phrases, such as: ‘their branches creating a blanket’ and ‘the night went unnaturally still’.
This prompt was created by a student in my class so I will be sharing this with him as I think that he will like it. Keep on honing your writing skills.
If you would like to come and see my class blog, here is a link to it – https://rakau19.edublogs.org/
Ms M #100WC

CHRIS MEEHAN · 18 May 2020 at 10:34 am

Oh my goodness Isobel, you have created a wonderfully horrifying piece of writing which really fits so well with the prompt. I am delighted about this because the prompt was created by a student from my school, and he will be delighted to see what you have done.
You have a clever way with words and phrases, especially things like: ‘their branches creating a blanket that covered the sky’, and ‘the night went unnaturally still’. Keep on honing your writing skills.
If you would like to come and spend some time looking at our class blog, that would be wonderful. It is at: https://rakau19.edublogs.org/
Ms M #100WC

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