“Friday Fictioneers” is a weekly challenge by Rochelle Wisoff Fields. The challenge is to write a story using only 100 words in response to a photo prompt. It has been a lot of fun to join in with this fantastic and encouraging group of writers! Other stories can be found here.
Arriving home after being away, my husband insisted we go camping.
Confused by his persistence and given the hour of the day, I asked,
“Isn’t it too late?”
“No, I’ll set up our tent in the dark.”
Hiking the trail, it was unnaturally quiet. I sensed fear in the forest.
Arriving at a clearing, a horrifying scene greeted me. Trees were ripped down and animals lying dead on the ground.
Hearing a commotion, I turned. Where my husband once stood, now towered a huge wolf-like creature with glistening fangs.
Looking beyond his shoulder, the last thing I saw was a blood-red moon.
Not only is this story inspired by the lovely photo taken by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, it is also inspired by the January 31st Super Blue Blood Moon. Last night, I stood on the roof of our twenty-four-floor apartment building gazing up into the sky. The large full moon passed through the earth’s shadow, resulting in a lunar eclipse. Its color was red with a bright white crescent shape at the bottom edge. I tried taking a photo of the amazing red moon but was not successful. These fun shots were the result. =)