Black Moon

A mesmerizing story from Jane. I hope you’re ready! Enjoy.

Jane Dougherty Writes

A short story inspired by this image chosen as the prompt by Diana Wallace Peach for her spec fic writing challenge.

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Sand crabs chitter as the boy runs. His bare feet make no sound in the dry sand. He runs down the middle of the avenue in the light that is slipping from red to blue, keeping away from the shadows cast by the empty buildings—empty of human habitation, but who knows what else may be lurking there? Who knows anything any more?

He runs at a steady desperate trot, as he has since he entered the city and found that there was no one there to turn to. How long since he last ate or drank, he doesn’t remember, and although hunger and thirst are slow killers, what he has seen terrifies him more.

Sand is everywhere, in dunes and flats, ridged by the wind in some places…

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13 thoughts on “Black Moon

  1. mylilplace says:

    You are so right, Diana. This story is mesmerizing…the details and the images…I really enjoyed reading it although it is a rather sad one.

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  2. What a great story! Well done, Jane!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. You’re right. Indeed mesmerizing. Love what you’re doing with this series of contributions.

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  4. I really liked to read it☀️🙏

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