The turbulence

Maya had recently shifted to the quiet neighborhood by the creek with her 7-month-old infant.

The rumbles of what was likely to be a full-blown storm , shakes her from the meditative cradling of the baby in the dimly-lit bedroom.

In the darkness of the night , all she could sense was the whistling wind , the fanning trees and the eerie loneliness.

As Maya rushes to shut the swaying window , she notices a lone magically “live” lamppost , highlighting a silhouette in the dark .

Like a bright streak of lightning , Maya sees the silhouette suddenly turn, donning a familiar yet faraway smile, resurrecting images of a remote, obliterated past.

With a rapidly palpitating heart ,  Maya waits for a miraculous lull.

This story was written for Six Sentence Stories at  Zoe’s uncharted , the cue of the week being “shake”.  Thanks to Zoe for hosting the challenge.


21 thoughts on “The turbulence

  1. Thanks so much, Mimi. I appreciate your kind words. 🙂 I too wonder as to what lies in store for her , though in an anxious kind of way .


    • Thanks so much for your kind words, Val. Much appreciated. After writing these 6 sentences , I have started admiring creators of real horror stories and thrillers . I could see apparitions everywhere, while writing it. Hahaah.😀😀😊

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  2. It the moment she saw the silhouette standing there, my heart began to pound along with hers. I fear this is not someone she wanted to see outside her window, and perhaps her attempt to escape him has failed. Now I want to read what happens next! Great story, Moon!!

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  3. Thanks so much for the kind words , Josie. Really apreciate it. I had a lot of fun experimenting with these 6 sentences . Thanks to Zoe and to you . 😊😊


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