the emptiness: 1000 words

The shadows seemed to grow darker as she got closer to them. Her little solo game of hopscotch seemed to end with her just a little bit closer to the shadows every day. Maybe the shadows will swallow her up before summer ends. Her parents didn't like her playing around the abandoned fort. They said…

the lady of the darkness within

she walks slowly through the dim starlight, the night pressing up against her skin, wearing nothing but the shadows clothe her, enrobe her, as she wanders through the darkness makes her nightmare creatures real to roam and haunt the night hides the eyes she feels watching, she runs through the shadows cling to her, clutching…