“It’s good to have you here.” Her mother nodded agreement, squeezing Rebekkah’s arm.
“See you in the restaurant sixish for breakfast love.” The elderly couple turned and walked away, heading to the burré they had been allocated in their daughter’s hotel. The dim lights from the house disappeared plunging them into the dark.
“I didn’t know blackness like this existed.”
“No stars. No moon. No electricity.”
“Wish Beccy’d given us a torch.” They stumbled into trees, down ditches unable to find their way.
“We know the light always comes. Let’s just sit and wait. We’ll sing.”
“Two blind mice.”
In response to Charli’s prompt where she asks:
November 29, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story using the phrase “into the dark.” What must a character face? Write about an encounter, journey, relationship, or quest. Follow the ship’s lights on gloomy seas. Go where the prompt leads you.
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My piece this week is a BOTS (Based on a true story). When my parents visited my on the island of Tanna they had never come across darkness such as the type we had when there were no stars or moon visible in the sky. It gave us a good belly laugh when they were presented to us at our house by a local who’d heard them scrabbling around in the bushes a long way from home. No, they weren’t singing two blind mice.