Keeping my arms and legs pulled in tight, I dare not let them fall over the edge of my bed. I hear the scratching, feel the hot breath of what is lurking beneath.

Pale faces at my window, alien and distorted, paralyze me with fear. I shake my head, trying to dispel white noise voices that buzz inside my brain. I can’t escape from these aberrations.*

This week’s Trifextra challenge is to build on a previous 33-word entry, adding an additional 33 words

*Originally published March 30, 2012 as “White noise voices.”

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I believe all good fiction includes an element of truth, and all good photography includes an element of fantasy. In this journal I hope to give voice to the stories swirling around in my head, and to capture the images I see through my camera’s lens.

18 thoughts on “Bogeyman

  1. This was a great example of expounding, and the first one I’ve seen where someone gave backstory rather than adding on to the prompt after. Great job!


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