Hanging Around

The fog pulls back like a blanket thrown off the bed.  A warm breeze leaves a row of trees out in the open.  A loud rustling moves one of the oaks.  

Two dark figures hang high above the road.  Beneath them the daily traffic goes by without noticing.  

Morgan rustles his wings.   The morning chill has taken its toll.   The hunting trip into the city didn’t go as planned.   No little ones left unattended.  Dare they hang out during the daylight.   The question hands much like them high in the trees. 

Opal looks back at him.   “We have to catch one before we go back.”

“They don’t know we exist.   I’d like to keep it that way.”  Morgan didn’t like being exposed. 

“Then they won’t know what to do when they see us!”  Opal makes it clear who’s in charge.

Written as part of a challenge called Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers, details are available at https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2016/12/19/fffaw-challenge-week-of-december-20-2016/

32 thoughts on “Hanging Around

  1. Dark and spooky, made me think of victorian cities, yet sadly things are just as bad now in many cities. I could see this as an advertising campaign to improve our cities.

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    1. Interesting thought. We do tend to prey of each other in larger cities. We have this weird connection to the Victorian times. They have a mystical feel to them. The stories of Dracula, Frankenstein, Jack the Ripper probably set these scenes well.


    1. Well, vampires are overplayed. Opals have a hidden fire and Morgana (Merlin’s I’ll fated wife) was a close second but I wanted an option on whether I bright gender into this. Darkness calls your attention quicker.


      1. I prefer my shadows to have shadows. Don’t want then getting lonely. 😉 Actually, dark allows more freedom to write. Characters don’t have to behave.


  2. I like that you leave it up to the reader to imagine what exactly they are, leaving it a spooky mystery. Definitely they are creatures I would recommend avoiding if possible! Nicely creepy story, goes well with the foggy image.

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      1. I’m an old fashioned horror fan. Back when special effects weren’t good. Or the Jaws effect, where the mechanical shark didn’t work most days. That lead to more more music and more bumping by unseen shark.

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      1. It was easy to start up but if I kept going I was going well past 150 words. Angels have to follow an order and certain rules, demons are chaotic much more fun or terrifying


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