Drum beats in the forest broke the silence of the night. The rumbling and tumbling sounds pierced through the night. These were accompanied by strange utterances. It was midnight and the spirits were summoned.

The village was ravaged by strange occurrences. The land refused to yield. Chaos and anguish swept through the land.

The beats took a different turn. The chief priest was at his best. The spirits have arrived. They have been summoned to do their bidding. The procession led to the village. The people anticipate the new dawn. They await a time of refreshing.

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Margarida Brei
Margarida Brei(@margarida-brei)
1 month ago

You really created some chilling and terrifying “Rhythms of the Night” in your opening sentences. Please write part 2 to this, Thompson.
Well done!

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
1 month ago

Hello, Thompson. This is so spooky. Excellent. Very well done.

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
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1 month ago

You’re welcome, Thompson. How are you?

Linda Rock
Linda Rock(@linda-rock)
1 month ago

There’s something about drum beats that stir the emotions, Thompson. Great build-up and I love that phrase ‘the land refused to yield’.

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Emily O'Leary
Emily O'Leary(@emily-oleary)
1 month ago

I really liked this Thompson! Those first two sentences ran together so perfectly to the sound of drums in my mind. Then accompanied by the “strange utterances” — eerie!

And then the change, a musical guiding of the spirits, and the blossoming of hope! Great piece!

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Allan Neil
Allan Neil(@allan-neil)
1 month ago

Terrific atmosphere, Thompson. From your background I can see where this story derives, and it is very powerful. Loved it.

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