Bones snapped as I stretched, the glow radiating from my body glittering in the moonlight before receding beneath my skin.

I winced as I moved, the remaining pains of change crackling through my joints before gradually ebbing away. I’d never gotten used to it.

It’d been ninety years since I was cursed. Ninety years I’d missed the warmth of the golden sun kissing my skin, cast in stone ’til the moon shone to awaken me. Ninety years I’d strolled the night searching for the Witch who imprisoned me.

Tonight, I’d finally reach her – and convince her to release me.

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    Carrie OLeary
    Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
    2 years ago

    Great story Emily. It sounds like a very lonely life for your poor protagonist and with the pain she feels every day on top of never feeling the sunshine, she must feel so despondent. Beautifully described, love it!

    Marianna Pieterse
    Marianna Pieterse(@marianna-pieterse)
    2 years ago

    Emily, you have described your protagonist’s sad situation so well. I cannot help but feel empathy for her. I like the hopeful ending.

    Eric Radcliffe
    Eric Radcliffe(@eric-radcliffe)
    2 years ago

    Spooky story Emily, but the happy end is unexpected.

    Lotchie Carmelo
    Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
    2 years ago

    90 years being imprisoned in such a curse was boring and lonely. I’m glad that finally the character was released. I feel pity for her. You described well the loneliness of the character in very limited words (100 words). Well done. 

    Santina Forlenza
    Santina Forlenza(@santina-forlenza)
    2 years ago

    Hi Emily, I m sure even a Witch would listen to your lovely poetry.

    Katerina Bizirtsaki
    Katerina Bizirtsaki(@katerina-bizirtsaki)
    2 years ago

    What a turn of events! In just under 100 words you’ve managed to write an incredible story, Emily. Nicely done!

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