Blood-red Moon

“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.

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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.

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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. =)

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37 Comments Add yours

  1. Haha (or should that be ah-ha) – werewolves will get some of the writers here a howling with glee, Brenda. I like the way you used the prompt on this one and ventured into something different, from all of your writings I have read thus far, that is.

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    1. Thank you for noticing that I ventured out of my comfort zone into the world of werewolves and horror (muahahaha). Seriously, thanks for your comments, for sure! =)

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  2. Hey, brenda, just a quick note, I clicked on your here link that takes us to other FridayFictioneers’ stories but it takes me to the wrong page for this prompt. You need to get the InLinkz code each week from Rochelle’s sight. hope you don’t mind me pointing this out. 😎

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    1. Appreciate you saying something! I forgot to click on the blue frog on Rochelle’s page, but have corrected that now. Thanks!!!

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  3. Sandra says:

    I think there’s a hairy night ahead for her. Roll on dawn.

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    1. Oh my, I don’t think she made it ’til dawn. =)

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  4. I did not see that twist coming! but I like your blurry moon pictures… the second one reminds me of an earthworm wriggling in the darkness.

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    1. Thank you for commenting! It really does look like an earthworm … haha. =)

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  5. Eek! I wasn’t expecting that. Great little horror story! 🙂

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    1. Yeah! Caught you by surprise … so glad you enjoyed the story, Susan!! =) Have a nice weekend!

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  6. Dale says:

    Maybe one human is enough for one night?

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    1. Here’s hoping, Dale! =) Hope you have a nice weekend!!

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      1. Dale says:

        Thank you; right back at you!

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  7. Iain Kelly says:

    What a way to find that out about your husband! 🙂

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    1. For sure, Iain! =) He wasn’t the “man” she thought he was (muahahaha)…creepy!

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  8. Time to see the lawyers, I think. Good scary story with a great finish.

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    1. Thanks so much Jilly! I think it’s too late for a lawyer (hehe)… =)

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  9. JT Twissel says:

    You gotta watch out for those nighttime camping trips. I like your pictures – they’re cool!

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    1. For sure!! I’m glad you like my photos of the moon, they sort of look like worms. =) The red moon was amazing and I wish I could have captured it with my camera. But I took a photo in my memory. Have a nice weekend!

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  10. Woah! What a great rip-roaring horror thriller. Loved it!

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    1. I’m so glad your enjoyed the story! My first thriller inspired by the full moon. =)

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  11. draliman says:

    Gruesome! He was hiding quite a secret. Nice one 🙂

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    1. Thanks so much! It was a lot of fun to write, though a little creepy. =)

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  12. She obviously didn’t know her hubby a well as she thought she did! Your second picture gave me quite a surprise, then I realised it was the moon!

    Click to read my FriFic!

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    1. For sure, Keith! Yeah, the photos ended up looking like worms, but that moon was amazing!! =)

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  13. pennygadd51 says:

    Werewolves and a blood red moon – classic! I think your photos of the blood moon are very creditable – it’s notoriously difficult to photograph celestial objects, even with specialist equipment. You’ve given me an idea of what it looked like, and I’m grateful because it wasn’t visible in the UK.

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    1. Thanks so much, Penny. I’m glad you enjoyed the story and the photos too. I appreciate the encouragement. I have a lovely camera given to my by a friend and I have tried and tried to take photos of the moon as there have been a number of months when the moon looks as if you could reach out and touch it here. However, I can’t seem to get a good shot. It’s okay…it’s fun to try! The red moon was indeed amazing and sorry you didn’t get to see it in the UK. Have a nice weekend!! =)

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  14. Dear Brenda,

    Sounds like a painful discovery. Love the blood moon shots. Nicely done on both counts.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thank you, Rochelle. The moon was amazing! =)

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  15. It’s hard to get a clear shot of the moon but you put in a good effort 🙂 at least you got to experience it in person

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  16. granonine says:

    Oh, what a wonderful take on this prompt, perfectly timed with the moon’s antics. And I love your photos 🙂

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    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed the story and the photos. Merging the two, the moon and the prompt, was fun! =)

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  17. I got some okay photos, I posted them on Instagram.
    I liked your story!! You did a great job.

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    1. Your photos of the moon are lovely (I looked on your Instagram). =) Thank for reading the story and for your encouraging comment.

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      1. Thanks for checking out my Instagram and being so kind!

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  18. A werewolf as a husband is not the best camping buddy I think… hope he was sated when they came…

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    1. For sure! Actually, my husband read my story over my shoulder and said, “Hey! Why do I get to be the werewolf?!” (haha) Male bias I guess. =)

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