Dangers of the Dark

As darkness fell, 
I realised I was lost.
The densely wooded area became a monstrous maze,
in which I blindly groped,
stumbling and tripping over tree roots;
each rustle, each sound
became something sinister
(whereas in daylight they had been benign).
I heard a distinct drumming:
my heart was thudding; 
my head full of fiends:
demons, devil-worshippers, witches, werewolves,  
spirits and serial killers.
Which one would get me first?
I was sure I wouldn't survive until morning...

written 12th September 2017 for Russell's Dark contest

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 10/5/2017 3:14:00 PM
This would be good for the Halloween time. Well done. soup mail
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Date: 9/16/2017 7:58:00 PM
In the dark, one's imagination gets darker... an awesome write Jack. I really enjoyed this trip in the dark woods my friend! Good luck in the contest. I hope you have a nice evening :)
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Date: 9/12/2017 5:37:00 PM
Yes the night time does add an eeriness to familiar surroundings . great descriptive write Jack:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 9/12/2017 3:12:00 PM
Good work that is sure to be a contender for Russell's contest..Way to go ..Thanks for all the visits to my page...Sara
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Date: 9/12/2017 1:28:00 PM
That was dark enough, Jack. Good luck with the contest.
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Date: 9/12/2017 12:26:00 PM
A great write, Jack, and it reminded me of my childhood when it seemed that things that go bump in the night would come alive. I wish you all the best in the contest.
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