A bird bolts out of the eaves of a shuttered tower, and a feather drifts past the Traveler and settles on the doorstep at his feet. It shimmers in the light of a moonbeam. A wind picks it up and takes it away--a ghost's soft, silent exhale.
Hazard Yet Forward.
Does anyone know the poem "The Listeners" by Walter de la Mere? That poem inspired this story. Read my speculations as to why no one answered the Traveller's knock.
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Sounds very creepy! Nice snippet :)ReplyDelete
Love the imagery...great snippet.ReplyDelete
"A wind picks it up and takes it away--a ghost's soft, silent exhale."ReplyDelete
Beautiful, Alexa! I enjoyed the whole story in the anthology, by the way.
Reading about so many eyes watching sent chills up my spine. Love the descriptive text!ReplyDelete
Wow, wonderful excerpt!ReplyDelete
Very moody. Lovely imagery.ReplyDelete
Loved the imagery and this has beautiful, haunting language. Second snippet from this anthology that has been stellar.ReplyDelete