A glimpse into the darkness

He caught a glimpse of her when she thought herself unobserved. Whatever demons were at work, their grip was powerful. Her eyes were dark pools, her breath, a sighing filled with sorrow. Motionless, she sat isolated in a shadowy corner of the clattering café.

He approached her, despite his misgivings. He was drawn toward the strength of her need. In her solitude she was amplified, magnified rather than diminished.

When she sensed him nearing she looked up, her eyes penetrating, his soul flinching. She smiled then, radiating, making the darkness and the demons seem a myth not to be believed.

{In response to this week’s word prompt from velvetverbosity.com: “myth”}

About Fran Hart

Disciple of Christ, earning a living as the director of US-based operations for a Taiwanese company, managing an engineering organization while carving out time to write. Wife, Mother, Grandmother.
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10 Responses to A glimpse into the darkness

  1. Tara R. says:

    A very powerful 100 words. Wonderful imagery.

  2. Deana says:

    Very nice! I know how easy it is to slip off into my own little world. You captured it well.

  3. Lance says:

    I usually dislike long sentences. But your descriptions took me on a ride. I liked this 100 words a lot.

    The last two lines killed. Well done.

  4. Carrie says:

    creepy and spooky and filled with darkness. Love it

  5. M says:

    What a powerful entry, and so intriguing. I love all the descriptors.