A Night in the Chamber/Within #writephoto

Photo by Sue Vincent

Unlike her sister, Annie, Sarah was intrepid.  She looked forward to spending the night in the stone chamber.  She’d heard so many interesting things about the mysterious structure.  According to an article she read online, they were used for Viking dwellings, Celtic cathedrals, Indian burial tombs, runaway slave hideouts and witches’ hovels.   It was the witches’ hovels part that made Annie too frightened to come anywhere near this chamber.

Sarah wasn’t afraid.  Night soon fell.  Within the stillness, she heard a strange, beautiful song, faint at first.  Then it grew louder.  Suddenly, she heard a cackle within before a black figure appeared.


102 Words

I wrote this story for the #writephoto Prompt – Within at Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo, for for the Weekend Writing Prompt by Sammi Cox and for the Ragtag Daily Prompt for today’s word, Intrepid.

Source:  The New York Times;


11 Comments Add yours

  1. Sue Vincent says:

    That doesn’t bode well 😉

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    1. No, it doesn’t. She should have stayed home with Annie.

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  2. jenanita01 says:

    What a place to stop at… I shall be wondering all day now…

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    1. I know. I’m not the adventurous sort. It’s fine to be courageous but not reckless.

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      1. jenanita01 says:

        Aaww, it’s good to be a bit reckless occasionally…

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  3. Dale says:

    I really like this one!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I’m happy to hear that, Dale 🙂

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  4. Loved this…and really enjoyed the ending 🙂

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    1. I’m happy you enjoyed it, Sammi. Your word, Song worked perfectly with the photo prompt 🙂


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