Wordle #1- Survival


The room in which I found myself was dark and when I first hit the floor I was thankful for the straw that lined it. I lay there a while but quickly became aware of the effluvious aroma seeping under the attic door. It was the whispers I heard from across the room that startled me. I could make out what appeared to be a bassinet along the far wall but that anomalous thought only troubled me more.

I was at a loss to understand what was going on. The rumours of voodoo being practiced in this area came to my mind. That might explain the shears I could see suspended from the wall above the bassinet, a crude method of sacrifice as I recalled having done some homework on local customs before I arrived in this area.

Whatever the sounds were that I was hearing and what if anything was in the cause of those sounds was secondary to my immediate concern of the wounds I had suffered during the capture and treatment. The pain was intense and the rough sutures the peasant doctor had inflicted on me hurt more than anything I had ever experienced.

The pain was intense but in the back of my mind was the need to survive which may mean having to recant my previous confession as I feared the ultimate aerial torture, which I knew there would be no return.


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22 Responses to Wordle #1- Survival

  1. Awesome Michael though you have only given us a taste it is very ominous and intriguing taste! I am very interested. Congrats on being the first to submit to the new prompt site! Your friend Georgia will be hosting as well she will be doing a Shadorma challenge on Saturday. Anja will be doing Fairytales on Friday and Oloriel has short stories on Thursday. I am hoping to Anmol will agree to haiku/tanka on Wednesday

  2. I shall have to look at the new prompt. This is quite gory, you have written leaving the reader wanting to find out more, which is a good thing.

  3. Oloriel says:

    A wonderful first wordle entry. I like the way you describe the details, so they are capturing and vivid, but not too boring or dragging the reader down.

  4. RoSy says:

    Oh my!
    Is this a TBC?

  5. JackieP says:

    Well, after reading the prompt I must say you did really well with it. I’m not sure I could do it, well done Michael!

  6. Fabulous take on the prompt! Wordles are challenging, well done!! 🙂 🙂

  7. Scary stuff I don’t think I want to read more lol

    • Stories can be like that I know. Thanks for reading and your comment.

      • A pleasure. I see you commenting often on other peoples blogs and was curious as to what you write 🙂

      • Well I wrote three posts last night, each very different and writing is such fun for me. It all about how I can shape words to create a meaning others might enjoy. Every task is a challenge in more ways than one. The haibuns for example I find a great intellectual exercise as they require a set form and its a great challenge for me to try. Please call again and have a look around.

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