Original Scene 82

This week for the Writing Thursday feature, I am presenting an original scene. I hope you enjoy my latest creative exercise found below. Tomorrow for the Fiction Friday feature, I am reviewing the young adult horror novel, Sons of Destiny by Darren Shan. Next week for the Writing Thursday feature, I am presenting another original scene. Until then keep creating whatever your passion is; Nerd out!

Premise: a good reason to be afraid of the dark

I had been held captive as a child and ever since then I was afraid of the dark. It had been the middle of the night when I had felt a knife against my throat. I did as I was instructed because I didn’t want anything to happen to my family as they had threatened. The depraved humans that kidnapped me, kept me in a locked room no bigger than a janitor’s closet. The only things in the dark room were a mattress, quilt, and a stuffed killer whale. I had been a fool, in the beginning, to think that kicking the door constantly would do any good. Instead, I got in a heap of trouble and the punishment generally meant I would be kicked until I was silent. They dyed my hair to make it easier to hide me in plain sight. Eventually, I figured out what things to praise about them that would allow me to bargain for more things and privileges. It would be a few years and many moves, but I would eventually be rescued.


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