A writing group I follow on Facebook posted this photo a few days ago and suggested we write something related to the image. Here is Mine:
I sat on the cot. My wrists shackled to a heavy chain attached to a wall made of rock, it only allowed me to walk ten steps before pulling tight. The place smelled of damp earth and excrement. Squeaking and scratching sounded from above making my skin crawl. It was pitch black. My idea of time was skewed; the darkness swallowed me, except for a tiny light that flowed through the keyhole below the knob. It was a beacon of hope tempting me to believe there was something beyond this chamber, an escape.
A shadow passed by the door. Footsteps shuffled on the other side. The light disappeared as a key entered the hole and a click echoed through the room. The door creaked open, light blinded me. A large shadow appeared in the doorway. My eyes adjusted, and then I heard someone scream.
It was me.
Here it is!
The link to my published short story. Enjoy!
I want to thank Ariel Chart for helping me publish my first short story. They were easy to work with and quick. If you are looking for an Online Literary Journal to work with, I would highly recommend them.
It is with great excitement that I have had to pull my short story “Into the Dark” from the blog, for the time being.
It has been ACCEPTED for publication with Ariel Chart’s literary publication and will be in their next issue!
I will update a link for this publication once it has been released. Thank you all for your support and encouragement.
“I see you, Mommy”
As I was watching my littlest play on the floor these words flew through my mind. Thankfully, I was able to catch them before they were gone…
There is a Girl
By Jennifer Brewer
There is a girl.
Rosy cheeks smiling the widest smile from the littlest of mouths.
Eyes bright with excitement and a touch of mischief. Continue reading