Tuesday, 8 May 2012

One Hundred Word Challenge : Spooky Ruby Part 2




100 Word Challenge - Week 41
Prompt : Picture of old bones. It’s an exhibit in the National Museum of Scotland in their ‘prehistoric’ section.
 copyright : JFB57

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The dream was always the same.

She was standing by a pile of old bones.

Ruby’s bones.

Sweating, she awoke.  The same dream, night after night plagued her since Ruby scared her to death with her ‘I died in a fire once’ statement.

Fetching a glass of water from the kitchen his voice broke through the quiet night ‘Bones dream again?’

‘Yep’ was all she replied before banging down the glass and walking back to bed.

Why had he come back?  He couldn’t help her.  He was dead.

Resigned to her anger, she laid back down to try and sleep.

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12 comments:

  1. Oh, I like how you linked this to the previous one. This has a really sinister feel to it, but leaves me wanting to know more. Well written :)

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  2. I'm really enjoying this. Love the twist of having the male ghost. More please. x

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  3. Oh, that was very good! Really good continuation from last week, and another great twist. You are very good with those!Its quite addictive continuing the story isnt it?

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  4. Loved it. I'm really looking forward to the next one. Your MC is very convincing here.

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  5. Many thanks everyone for your kind comments. I didn't know how I would link this weeks prompt to last weeks snapshot, so I just got on with my day (unpacking of course!) and it came to me, so I gave it a go. Really pleased you all enjoyed it. And yes, OM - it is very addictive, already wanting to know what next weeks prompt will be!

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  6. OH! not what I expected but totally stays true to the emotion. Thank you! Good idea, keeping the story going...adds another dimension...!

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  7. Nice link back to last week's prompt. I love the emotion in "Why had he come back? He couldn’t help her. He was dead." Most people's reaction to seeing a ghost would be fear not anger, so there's obviously far more going on that we know about. Intrigued to know more.

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  8. She seems somehow accepting or resigned to here ghostly experiences. Good story!

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  9. A haunting! Loved it, well done.

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  10. Nice continuation! It seems that an affinity with the supernatural runs through this family. I love how she is disturbed by the dream, by ok with the spirit/ghost.

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I would love for you to quack your thoughts along with me and will always try and quack right back.