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I sit here in the place where bodies, once warm with life, lay cold and alone beneath the earth. Tiny lights declare that dusk has arrived, as blue turns to gold, the sun seems about to rest, giving the moon it’s turn to watch over the lonely, a yellow sun gives way to a white light. Silence all around. Two loud gunshots, now three and getting closer, I hope no-one has died…and I sit…afraid and alone in my car. This is not an ideal evening, in unfamiliar places I find myself, longing to be home and cosy… I am cold with my heart leaping, my brow furrowed, hands shaking.. I hope there is not a killer out there on the loose. I wait. The silence is comforting, or am I lulling myself into a false sense of security… how do I find myself here in an unlit graveyard on a cold winters night, alone and afraid. I check to see if there is any movement, but the darkness now almost envelops me…there is not a breath of wind. Everything is so still…

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  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsover 1 year ago

    Beautiful creative writing Karin.

  • Thanks Michael.. I think I just heard an ambulance.. I hope the gunshots weren’t responsible.

    – © Karin Taylor

  • woodie123
    woodie123over 1 year ago

    Why are you there all alone, you sound so miserable.

  • I just got home, had to wait 2 hours longer than anticipated to collect my son from air cadets, it’s right next door to a cemetary and a housing estate, with no external lighting, so I was there in the daylight, but as I had to wait so long it got colder and darker and scarier, safe n sound now though :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • woodie123
    woodie123over 1 year ago


  • naturelover
    natureloverover 1 year ago

    Feels like a Prelude to Michael Jacksons Thriller lol. Great writing, felt the chill x

  • Thanks so much! That’s a great compliment! xox

    – © Karin Taylor

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 1 year ago

    Sounds as if out of a novel, Karin. Drew me right in.

  • Thank you so much Frannie, that’s such a compliment xx

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Lorelle Gromus
    Lorelle Gromusover 1 year ago

    Excellent writing Karin! You really are talented.

  • Thank you very much Lorelle! :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 1 year ago

    A beautiful write up Karin. :o)

  • Thank you so much Bunny! :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 1 year ago

    now you have me spooked Karin! intriguing…well written..wonder what happens next xx

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