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‘Tenebrous Tower’ #3 – Dark Embrace

Dark embrace

Click here for Part 1 and Part 2

James continued to hold on tight to the window seal…

Nothing made sense…

The only thing he could do now, was to try and fall asleep, hoping that the morning light will bring along some answers.

He moved slowly towards his travel bag and gently touched the floor…it wasn’t moving!

The air in the Tower seemed to get heavier by the minute so he turned to the window…

There was no window…just four walls!

‘This is impossible’, he thought.

I just moved away from the window a second ago!’, James panicked even more.

He turned to the door, picked up his bag and decided he needed to leave…somehow.

The door looked old but very sturdy, it was probably made from solid wood…it had a broken metal lock on, which somehow gave James a bit of hope…he wasn’t locked up here…the old man was crazy!

As he reached the exit he felt the presence of another person in the room…

James don’t leave me here…’, said the female standing behind him.

His mind couldn’t understand what was happening…he stopped and slowly turned around.

That’s not possible…you’re dead!’, said James to the woman staring at him.

Don’t leave me…’, she said again holding her hand out.

Come…stay with me…’

James stepped into a trance…his mind was telling him this wasn’t real but his heart never felt happier.

His wife died just over a year ago and this journey he took was a promise he made her…it was his way to honour her memory and ask for forgiveness.

 He abandoned his bag on the floor and walked slowly towards the woman dressed in white.

As he was getting closer, she seemed to be further away…

Isabelle…how is this possible?’

Stay with me…’, she said as a dark shadow pulled her into the black night.

‘Noooooooo….’, James screamed trying to reach her.

He fell to the ground and started crying…this must be a terrible nightmare!

This is my punishment…’, he whispered repeatedly.

He felt very tired…his eyes were heavy and full of tears, his legs were still shaking from the encounter…maybe it was best to stay here and sleep for a couple of hours.

…he knew he had nowhere to go.


This post is in response to Andy’s Dark | Side | Thursday...a writing challenge with a twist!

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I love experimenting with new writing styles/themes and topics…I believe it’s the only way to grow as a writer…always try new ways of telling a story, constantly learn from others and yourself and be open to feedback because it will help in the long run 🙂

From the Other Side,



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Dark light

For Part 1 click here….

He was shaking terribly and kept repeating the same words…’This is a nightmare…This is a nightmare!’

Suddenly there was silence…

He lifted his head and looked around…it was too dark to see anything!

Maybe it was a dream…a very dark dream.

Slowly he tried to stand up when he felt a cold touch on his shoulder…his heart turned into stone and for a few seconds he felt there was no air to breath.

This would be his end…

…and many years from now, someone lost as him would find his body and assume he was a homeless who starved to death.

He turned and saw an old man holding on to a half-broken stick with great difficulty to breath:

There is no way out of here…if that’s what you’re thinking about”, said the old man.

Who are you and what’s happening?”

The wooden floors started moving…the walls were breaking all around them and the tower roof opened up to the dark sky with the full moon looking down into oblivion.

What’s happening?”, James was shouting as loud as possible trying to hold on to the window seal.

the old man raised his arms to the moon letting his broken stick drop between the floor cracks…

There is no light at the end…just darkness…”, said the old man.

All of a sudden the floor was back to its old self, the walls stopped moving and the hole in the roof closed slowly, leaving the room in total darkness. James was still holding on to the window seal with his whole body trembling.

The old man sat down on the floor and covered his body with a blanket.

You too belong to it, now”, he whispered.

Belong to who?”, asked James scared.

To the Tower…we will never leave…”, he said closing his eyes and resting his head on the rough wall.


This post was written in response to Dark | Side | Thursday, a great new challenge that Andy is hosting every week:)

Do you have a dark side?

…or maybe want to try a different writing style?

Join us and share your dark side…

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PS. #3 of the Tenebrous Tower coming soon…

From The Other Side,



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‘Tenebrous Tower’ #1


He looked down into nothing…

The night covered everything with a dark silk blanket, that seemed to look more like a prison than a shelter.

All he wanted was to close his eyes and rest his body after a long day of walking in the sun…the journey he has chosen wasn’t easy but the destination will be his fulfilment of a promise he made a long time ago.

He looked at the old ceiling…it could collapse on him any minute. It was broken and old, the walls around the room were a thing of the past, you could see the metal that was holding the building together, rusty and ready to give up…

He didn’t think this through…he could have walk until the next village.

He was too tired and his feet were full of bleeding blisters…

The old façade of the Tower made him stop and he felt somehow drawn to it…he spent too much time exploring the inside and now he had no choice than to spend the night here.

He placed his sleeping bag in the corner, turned off the flash light and slowly closed his eyes.

it was a full moon and the silence around captured him into a deep sleep, until a suave voice whispered in his ears…”You are mine!”

His heart stopped and he couldn’t move…he was afraid to open his eyes..

This could be a nightmare…but it wasn’t!

He raised his head as he felt a cold touch over his body…he saw no one.

Suddenly a massive shadow was climbing up the wall from the corner of the window…slowly getting closer and closer…

He couldn’t stand up from the panic…

He pulled his knee up, closed his eyes and buried his face, continuously repeating the same thing…

This is a nightmare….This is a nightmare…This is a nightmare”.


This post was written in response to Dark | Side | Thursday, a great new challenge that Andy is hosting every week:)

Do you have a dark side?

Tell us all about it…

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I would also like to add the photo in this post to Photo 101 Rehab…thanks Lucile for hosting it:)

From the Other Side,



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‘Dark Smile’

As the night falls…

The stars hide behind the clouds,

The darkness caresses…

with an innocent smile.

The Dark Smile
The Dark Smile

Today’s post is an entry to Andy’s Dark | Side | Thursday, a very interesting challenge to uncover different ways of writing. Take a peak at Andy’s dark stories…you will want to come back:)

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Smiling slightly darker,



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‘Rabbit hole’ Day #3

The rabbit hole
The rabbit hole

The sound of hefty steps above made him stop…

It must have been his imagination.

The heavy storm was bashing the windows,

Someone left it open…but no one else lived there.

Through the darkness of the night he saw a shadow…

followed by a bitter cold touch of his shoulders,

He turned, frightened to the bone.

The shade of a creature was swallowed by the ground…

Descending with great speed to the bottom of his feet,

He saw the old and broken past…

Looking down the rabbit hole!

This post it’s a response to Andy’s Dark | Side | Thursday

I hope you’ve enjoyed a few seconds of fright-night:)

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Click on the image if you want to join us every week for a bit of shadow hunting!

This is Day 3 for my ‘5 Day 5 Photos’ challenge!

I was nominated by http://kyrosmagica.wordpress.com, thank you very much:)

My turn to pass the torch…to David from http://tolivehappily.wordpress.com🙂 For 5 days share 5 photos and 5 stories…your choice of how you want to express your thoughts!

From the Other Side,



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‘Black Dream’

Black dream
Black dream

This is Part Three of a short story written for the Dark | Side | Thursday hosted by Andy.

To read the first two chapters please click here…Part One Dark Corner and Part Two The Passage🙂

…with every step she took, her salvation seemed to become more real.

She could only see a part of the bridge, which made her doubt herself and the possibility of reaching the other side.

Her nemesis now had a face…a rigid look with strong arms and determined to decide her faith.
As she saw his sword crossing through the air towards her chest, for a moment she saw her entire life flashing before her eyes…

“ she was twelve when she realised that life will never be the same again…that everything she hold dear was taken brutally away from her.
The years that came after were filled with darkness…loneliness and terrible choices which she never seemed to mind, until she met him.
He pulled her out of the dirty mud, washed her sins away and gave her a choice…she had many doubts about herself and never stopped questioning his reasons for helping her.
Life somehow turned around for a split of a second, but just until her past caught up with her. She had to pay her dues…sins don’t just wash away with water, she always said”

…and today her day has come.
She needed to live…she needed to hope if she ever wanted to see him again.
She raised her sword against her punisher and cut into his flesh…when she pulled back, her blade was dripping blood.
Her arms felt an intense strength that filled her whole spirit…she looked at the bridge again…this time she would have to run.
The choice was simple…a possible salvation or a painful death.
She turned around…she wanted to live…
She raced to the bridge and before she could step across to the other side, she heard his voice screaming her name.
Nothing could stop her now…
There was only darkness on the other side…and a warm voice pulling her across.
…suddenly she felt a heavy touch on her shoulder, she looked back…her nemesis was bleeding heavily but still had the power to follow her to the bridge.
This was the moment she would remember forever…
She pulled her blade closer and with fear and pain forced it into his chest, right through his heart.
His dark eyes became empty as he fell back towards his death…
…all turned into black.

Blood Red
Blood Red


Beth woke up screaming…the sound of the heavy rain scared her even more.

It was just a dream…

I’ve never written anything dark before…it was an interesting challenge which I will continue to explore because it helps my writing develop:)

I hope you’ve enjoyed the story…should I say…the dream!

If you read all three parts I would love to know your thoughts on it…did you realise it was just a dream?

Your Soon to be Writer,



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