Monday, December 10, 2012

The Ghost of Winter

Posted by A Great Liar

The rustle of midnight leaves against the winter wind isn’t the only sound outside his cottage in the wild.

Despairing against the liquor bottle fast drying up, he heard the faint footsteps approaching, realizing that the darkness has come for him.

Gripping the sledgehammer in his hand, he waits for that knock on the door.


This post is written for the Best 55 Fictionist Contest, hosted by Sasikumar Raja Blogs at Beginner

29 comments:

  1. And it's good...really good.
    All the best!

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  2. When I Imagine this.... It's really scary... nicely written... All the best bro... me too Keeping my fingers crossed...

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  3. @Talitha: Oh thanks a million, for taking time out to read and for your best wishes. :)

    @Sasikumar: Thanks Sasi. Its a pleasure to contribute :)

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  4. scary .. but nice imagination... tough competition... :p

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  5. @Neha Agarwal: Oh thanks a lot. Tough competition it sure is. :)

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  6. You should win! This is creepy and excellent.

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  7. @Furree Katt: Oh hey there, long time. Thanks a lot for dropping by and for your kind words :)

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  8. Yeah it's way to scary & you wrote the words with a great dramatic appeal. I could really imagine the entire scene. Wonderfully done ! :) All the best. Nice to get back here :) take care!

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  9. You just may win, Liar! Well done!

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  10. Well depicted. Although I am kinda glad its only a 55-word story, because if you'd written the whole thing I wouldn't have read it, the scare-dy cat that I am :D

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  11. I would rather that he shot himself before death imposed on him... the story would have ended.

    www.anucreations.blogspot.in

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  12. @Green Speck: Well, Green Speck, I am afraid its a big fat 'then'. This one was written for a flash fiction competition, with a word limit of extremely miserly 55. Hence there is only so much you can do in 55 words.

    Traditionally, flash fictions, since they happen to be very short, tend to leave a lot to the reader's imagination. Which isnt such a bad thing, to be honest.


    @Lolly: Oh hi there. Thanks a lot! :) And welcum to the blog!


    @the butterfly effect: Oh lolz! Was this one really that scary?
    And btw, I might just elaborate on it in near future, a short story perhaps. Not sure though. I do feel compelled to though. :)

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  13. @Anupama K. Mazumder: Well, perhaps if you will read it one more time, you will realize that there are enough connotations in the closing line to suggest that the story has ended ....

    Welcum to the blog :)

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  14. the start wasn't scary, but i can only imagine where the story would go. and if it goes on to be scary, i might skip it. i think I've got enough ghosts of my own to haunt me, without reading about the scary ones :P

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  15. And am waiting door the knock still....wow

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  16. Hi, just now the voting has started for the fiction contest and i've voted for your entry. i really liked it

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  17. @the butterfly effect: Oh yes, private ghosts indeed. And I wonder which ones are scarier; the ghosts in print or in our minds. Hard to tell at times...

    Thank you so much for your wishes. :D


    @thefactfiction: Thanks a lot, and welcum to the blog. :)


    @thewhitescape: Hey, thanks a million. really :)

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  18. Wow..this is really worth reading again and again!!

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  19. @Sayantini Bhattacharya: Thanks a lot for your wonderful comment.
    And welcum to the blog :)

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  20. Now that was wonderful....he does not plan on surrendering ....not yet!!

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  21. @Red Handed: Yes, fight against the dying of light.

    Thank you so much for dropping by and your kind comments, :)

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  22. just three sentences and wow
    ghost and deep

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  23. Hmmmm...I think I may not be able to write a story in 55 words.I think its a most difficult challenge. Good to see u attempted and the words are powerful. It seems the guy lives in a haunted place and hears footsteps often but this time it is at his door and he has planned to fight it...and Yet there is that question...what then?!!!!!!! maybe he could have found it to be.....a cat? Some twist to the story???? leaving the readers with the thought that maybe what we fear so often all through 100 pages turns out to be nothing! Reminded me of a poem I wrote for a challenge! http://jerlyt.blogspot.in/2011/11/lighting-candle.html

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  24. hey congratulations..!! for being the winner in this contest...yippee!! well deserved..my vote did count :)

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  25. @deeps: Thanks a milion, deeps :)

    @Jerley: Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. :) And I will be going thru the link very soon. Thanks a lot for sharing :)

    @thewhitescape: Oh, thank you so very much for your vote, cant appreciate enuff. It indeed was a crucial one. :)

    @the butterfly effect: Oh thank you so much Mahnoor. Very nice of you :D

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  26. purely written! waiting for the door to open. Excellent!

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