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Part Time Writer of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Hopefully a blog for Stories, both Long and Short


Hammer Keep

Below is my 100 word (ish) submission to the Friday Fictioneers. Photo prompt this week is courtesy of Jennifer Pendergast. Bit of a horror theme going on with this and my last submission. Too many cult films I guess.

As always, comments are appreciated. I try to read everyone’s submission, but with submissions reaching triple digits each week, it’s sometimes difficult to get round to each one. Therefore, I tend to read those who I follow, or who like / comment my story. And finally, I also try for a random selection from the list.

The Friday Fictioneers are a friendly group of online writers from all over the globe who endeavour to create short but fantastical tales with which to enthral and inspire both reader and writer alike. The genres and styles of writing are varied, so there is something for everyone to be found within its midst.

PHOTO PROMPT Copyright -Jennifer Pendergast

Copyright –Jennifer Pendergast

Hammer Keep

Seline arched her back, trying to banish tired muscles. Weary, the mountain paths had taken a toll on even her trail-hardened body.

“Not much of a welcome”, she commented. “Where’s the concierge?”

Her statement was met by a confused look. Spencer, her boyfriend, forced a smile before dumping his backpack on the floor.

“It’s an abandoned keep”, he replied. “Thought we’d stay the night.”

Seline frowned. “You’re sure it’s abandoned?”

Following her gaze, Spencer looked across the keep to an opened door. Standing within, though difficult to see, was the figure of a tall man wrapped in shadow. As he spoke, his voice carried through the air, dripping with a malevolence that chilled Seline to the bone.

“Welcome childe, but rest not, for damnation awaits thee.”

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