Crossing over

She stayed in bed watching the ceiling fan make lazy circles above her, tracking each spinning blade as motes of dust flitted down, smudging her clean white sheets.

At 3 a.m., she was as awake as she’d been four hours earlier. Closing her eyes, she tried to shut off the muddle of voices and images running on a continuous loop in her brain.

Just as sleep finally took over, she saw him, dressed all in black, at the periphery of her consciousness. Her arms and legs like lead, she was helpless as he lifted her up and spirited her away.

100 Word Song, is a writing challenge from Lance based on a weekly music prompt. The Challenge is to compose a story in exactly 100 words. This week’s challenge is inspired by ZZ Top’s, “Sharp Dressed Man.”

  1. Perfect. And I love how the rust of the sign compliments the blue of the train car.

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  2. dreams come to life. Great imagery Tara

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  3. Nice! Makes the thought of drifting off to sleep a bit scary…

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  4. your word choices are astounding. That opening line is perfect. excellent 100, Tar Rah!

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  5. A great piece and outstanding image.

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  6. Oh dear. Sounds like he was dressed very… sharply

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