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Shadow Twists

When the night demons come she keeps quiet, tries to sink into the dark drapes around her father’s throne and pretend they don’t see her. It’s stupid of course. She watches as their ivory eyes flicker back and forth, catching in her own gaze momentarily and sending familiar tendrils of cold seeping through her chest.

She almost fainted the first time it happened. Her! Of all people!

She was used to being summoned at strange hours, slipping through the castle corridors as moonlight painted the stones with looming shapes.

Her father warned her to stay close.

“Don’t speak,” he said.

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Carol J Forrester is a writer trying to be a better one. She’s currently working on her first novel ‘Darkened Daughter’ and attempting to put together a collection of poetry in the hopes of submitting to publication in 2020. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University, enjoys judo at least twice a week, and tries to attend poetry events around the Midlands. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry. Her poem ‘Sunsets’ was featured on Eyes Plus Words, and two of her poems were included in the DVerse Poets Pub Publication ‘Chiaroscuro’ which is available for purchase on amazon. More recently her poem ‘Until The Light Gets In‘ was accepted and published at The Drabble and her poem ‘Newborn’ was published by Ink Sweat & Tears. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and has hosted a number of guest bloggers here on Writing and Works.

23 Comments

  1. mrswtheschoolvolunteer says

    Carol, I love this – great use of the prompt! Atmospheric.

    • Thank you very much. 🙂
      It seemed to fit really well with the characters from a novel I’m writing and I love using them in my flash fictions.

  2. i love the 100 word stories that leave you wanting more, you packed a lot into that, its really good
    Gill x

  3. Pingback: Author Spotlight: Carol J Forrester | Sammi Loves Books

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