100 Word Challenge, Wk #1, what lies ahead

The lights flickered and then went off, it was coming, we knew it wouldn’t be the last time. What lies ahead could change our lives forever. Footsteps hit heavily against the irregular pavement outside. Through the small light of the gleaming candle, there was a shadow, the same shadow that took my father years ago. I was afraid, more than afraid, terrified! But I kept it to myself, it could sense fear. It started to get closer and closer, I was completely and utterly frozen, so frozen I couldn’t call for help. It reached out, slowly, I was a goner.


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