Two Phrase Story: The longest night

As we’re in apocalyptic mode, I’m contributing this to HBHatnagar’s Two Phrase Story challenge. The opening phrase is

“It is the longest night…”

The challenge is to complete the story with a second phrase.


“It is the longest nightโ€ฆof the cycle, when sea beasts heave themselves onto the dark shore, the earth opens, and the buried beasts shake off the chains of root and stone, and in the crow black sky, winged beasts wheel and turn, searching for the red throb of human heat.”


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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

22 thoughts on “Two Phrase Story: The longest night”

    1. Sea beasts prey on my mind rather. I remember seeing an old film on the TV when I was a kid, I think it was called Behemoth, that scared the daylights out of me. No special effects, just suggestion. It’s stayed with me.

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