Something Wasn’t Quite Right

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The ominous night stretched before me

A black ink sky without a single star

The moon was shuttered by the clouds

A howling wind moved the leafless trees

Each step I took echoed in the near darkness

A lone streetlight dimly glowed

As I approached my car a figure turned the corner

I quickly unlocked my car and got in

I was a bit spooked from the night

The figure continued to approach

He stood in front of my now running car

Just standing there staring at me

I was afraid to take my eyes off of him

I slowly put the car in reverse

He took a step forward

I backed up further and he began to walk

Keeping pace with my car

I was now in the middle of the deserted street

My car stopped and him still staring at me

I reached to the passenger seat to get my phone

The man moved to my left

I made sure my doors were locked

He carried something in his hand

But with the dimly lit street

I could not make it out until

He lifted his hand up with the axe in it

All I could do was scream “Oh, my God!”

… that’s when my alarm went off.


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – ominous

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