Lindenbane (part 1)

Horror BitesA very short piece for Laura James’ ‘Horror Bites’ challenge.


What was that? Rick looked up from his laptop. The uncurtained window was dark, but for a light grey smudge: a small moth fluttering against the other side, bathing in the butterscotch glow of his desk lamp. He watched it for a while, but the soft wings brushing the cold glass made no sound. Rick went back to his writing.


windowThere it was again. The whisper of something small scratching against the window, out in the spider-black night.

<scrit scrit scrit>

It was becoming impatient. He sighed, saved his Word document, then pushed to his feet. His reflection approached ghost-like in the glass as he neared the window, and he wondered briefly if the tapping had been this ghostly doppelganger trying to get his attention.

<scrit scrit scrit>

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About wombat37

A Yorkshireman in the green hills of Lancashire, UK Not a real wombat, obviously, or typing would become an issue. I do have short legs and a hairy nose, however. Oh, & a distinctive smell.

Posted on December 13, 2016, in fiction, Horror, Short story, Writings. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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