mlm’s menagerie wordle 4: the soul eaters


She furrowed her brow; she had only made it to the stairway. The old steam-run equipment was a shadowy playground. She could hear their bellows, imagine them salivating at the thought of prey; a body to tear apart. They were in pursuit, their running feet echoing through the abandoned factory.

Why hadn’t she listened to the warning. The stranger banging into her on the avenue, and then whispering in a lyrical voice: “They have your scent. They will find you. They will eat your body and your soul.” As the stranger disappeared into the crowd, with me dodging in between the sidewalk horde to catch up, I called after him. “Who are they? Why do they want to eat my body and soul?”

He had melted into the streetscape. Soon she would know.


PS: Still working on Wordle 3, I promise!


3 thoughts on “mlm’s menagerie wordle 4: the soul eaters

  1. phylor April 16, 2014 / 9:06 am

    PS: grim determination and complete bafflement have been suffering the same fate — combing the 2 hasn’t made the response any shorter! There is a novella in just these 2 prompts!, lol. Trying to publish short and succinct when a thought comes to me that way, lol.


  2. phylor April 16, 2014 / 9:04 am

    Thanks! I got bogged down on last weeks by trying to make it in rhyming couplets. Think I’ll have to publish it sans 2 words, lol — some words are almost like orange — no easy rhyme scheme.


  3. mindlovemisery April 16, 2014 / 1:26 am

    Oh this is spooky and what a heavy atmosphere fantastically done!


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