Recap – 50 Word Thursday #16

Last Thursday, I posted the following image and passage, for the 50 Word Thursday prompt. We had a great turnout! I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Be sure to check out Tales from the Mind of Kristian as he hosts this week’s challenge.

Image by 35069 from Pixabay

“and ne’er was a creature so true and so loyal” DAV PILKEY, GOD BLESS THE GARGOYLES


Participants:

The Adventure of a Lifetime #21 (A to Z Blogging)

As they breached the top of a hill, they saw Matthews and Hades trudging through a muddy swamp. Matthews drew his pistol and fired in their direction. Artemis laughed and fired an arrow that landed inches from Matthews’ foot.

Slowed by the mud, Matthews and Hades struggled to maintain their lead as Ace and the others slid down the other side of the hill.

“Hades!” Poseidon yelled. “It’s over!”

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Survival Mode

Early morning
Trying to sleep
Something in the room shifts
It stirs
Problem? My child? Need help?
Roll over, try to speak
No words can be uttered
Small child
Short, straight blond hair, spindly fingers
Those eyes, those black pits of eternity
Cannot speak–cannot shout
Those ice cold fingers press against my cheek and temple
Desperate to speak
Desperate to move
No, please no
Wide awake
Heart racing
Long-forgotten instincts awakened
Hair on end, every sound, every movement understood
Survival mode engaged