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 night…of 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.”
22 thoughts on “Two Phrase Story: The longest night”
You do disturbing really well, Jane. Sh*t.
I’ll take that as a compliment 🙂
Yep. I like apocalypses. We’re going to have one soon. I like to imagine what it will be like, so I can point things out to people.
Yes. I agree. Because they will all be running and hiding. I’m planning to pay close attention to all details.
I hope you’ll be able to pass them on to…somebody.
wow. just the image of the sea beasts heaving themselves onto the shore is amazing. it is truly the longest night.
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.
what lurks below the surface…
…is best left below the surface.
indeed. and i’ll stay far up the shore
I hate swimming anyway. Wonder why?
probably for the same reason i do. 🙂
Land dwelling Beasties 😉
Beached whales and those floating belly up?
Wow, you don’t take prisoners do you Jane. Full on horror you scared me to (near) death.
xxx Gigantic Hugs xxx
I have very vivid nightmares, David. Wake up in cold swears sometimes 🙂
It all starts in the sea…(K)
And maybe that’s where the Earth’s revenge will come from.
I suspect so.