Moribund The Shadow Thing hovered in the dusty gloom of the attic licking his wounds. They were still raw after the Valentine’s Day Disaster. He draped himself over the rafters like a sullen cob web and swore off females for the 302nd time.
“Love. PAH!” he spat.
Something down in the darkness sklortched.
His heart flew into his throat and fluttered there like a moth. It was Glenda Gloop. She had come from the under the sink. Up here. Looking for him. Conflicting emotions burned like a cinder. What should he do?
Unexpected hope exploded.
Eyes closed, he leaped…
The above is my entry for the 100-Word-Challenge. The subject this week was “taking a leap of faith.”
Previous 100-word installments in the Moribund saga:
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Hope springs eternal…
…for as long as a heart beats. Even in creepies!
I’m becoming attached to Moribund and would love to read a longer story about him.
I love him too in all his gloomy doominess. I’ve actually been making notes to turn all this into a novel at some point. I hope to start it this summer. Sets itself up beautifully for a series if I can pull it off.
Great, I can’t wait, if you need a Beta reader, I’d be happy to oblige. I’ve done Beta reading for others and I love doing it.
Wonderful. Thank you!
Jean, My dear Daughter…Keep it coming. Love, Mom
The saga continues. Well done for using the prompt so seamlessly to continue the tales of Moribund.
Thank you, Anna. I’m amazed myself!
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Excellent. I love it that even the cleaning stuff have a life! Brilliant imagery of him draped like a cobweb over the rafters.
Thanks for reading! I’m so glad you liked it.
Another wonderful tale in the series.
Poor old Moribund just when he decides to give up women along pops Glenda Gloop – how could anyone resist her.
And isn’t it always the way life works? Just when you think you’re in charge of it, it proves you wrong. Thanks for reading!
Always enjoy catching up with Glenda and Moribund! Poor old Moribund, you’ve got to feel sorry for him.
Yes, Moribund is a very conflicted thing. I’m glad you enjoyed!
How did I miss this one? I guess I’m behind in commenting. The shadow and the gloop, what a creative mind you have.
Thank you for reading and I’m glad you enjoyed it!