Shadows

By @noellbernard

Shadows

By @noellbernard

A short flash fiction piece (<500 words) about shadows.

Chapter 1

Shadows

The night air stole the sound. It yanked it from existence, silencing the darkness and leaving the shadows to their masquerade.

Branches shook. Leaves trembled. Rustling filled the air. Silent shadows raced across the forest floor. They bounced off tree trunks. They dove under bushes. Their faceless heads poked around rocks and watched.

Watched me.

Dry wood clacked above. A shadow dropped from the sky, landing on the ground at my feet. Brown leaves crackled under its weightless footsteps.

Stepping back, I stumbled. One of the shadows wiggled out from under me, tossing up fallen leaves as it skittered away.

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  1. BlackThorn

    Very detailed and descriptive with the description of ghost; it portrays shadows in a playful way and gives impression that they are scared by people more than people are afraid of their own shadows.

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    1. noellbernard

      Hee hee! Sometimes they are more scared of us than we are of them. 🙂 Thank you for reading and commenting, BlackThorn!

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