Tuesday, October 27, 2009

OSI: Elusive (Short Story)

This week's O.S.I. Prompt uses the word elusive. Here is my take on the word:
The remembrance of her in the dark haunted him. How the moon played tricks on his eyes, disguising shadows to behave like her. A darkened silhouette lay next to him in the bed, but it was not her. Cursing the darkness of her elusive spirit, he tore the sheets in every direction but could not find her. The laughing wind whistled through a crack in the window. The curtains twirled like the hem of her skirt. Did she escape through the window? He wept bitterly at the memory of her. The cry of an infant babe awoke him from the nightmare. He sought her elusive shadow. She was gone.

10 comments:

Leo said...

wow!! super..!

he sought her elusive shadow. she was gone.

what an ending, this was a terrific read! :)

zoya gautam said...

.. many poetic images there ..

many thanks ..

Kilauea Poetry said...

Hey there..this is great and a bit different but refreshing- love the imagery here.

PS : De-abbreviate as you like ;) said...

vivid and lively !

Amias said...

Love this, especially the ending!

Saadi said...

I don't even know where to begin?! Ur always SO good!!!

Vixen said...

Amazing. Very well done.

septembermom said...

This caught my interest right away. Great job!

C Will said...

Hey WG,
You are so talented look at all the layers you have developed with one word. Wow!! :) much love to you:p

Yellow Tulip said...

beautiful dear:)...wow...just loved it..:)...beautifully done