What Would You Write?

At sometime during the night she had migrated to his side of the bed.  She clutched what she still considered to be his pillow, although he had not slept on it, had not shared her bed, for more than a year.  It was as if the sheets still held his warmth and his scent and drew her to him.  But he could not come to her, not any longer, not any ever.  He was taking a chance, a big one, just to watch her, if only for a moment.  He couldn’t stay any longer than that.  He couldn’t bear it and they would certainly know.  They, the others, the ones who had forced him to run, if not to save himself, then for her.

Then what?  Who is she?  Who is “They”―Mafia, Gestapo, aliens?  Who is he and how is he there, or is he?  What’s going on here?

Don’t answer right away, give it some time.  Go have a cup of tea.  Take a smoke break.  Let the words tickle your “little gray cells”.

There’s no wrong answer.  The words will mean something different to everyone who reads this and that’s okay.  I think I know where I would take this.  I think I know, but until I actually get it written down, finalized, and published, nothing is certain.  Nothing at all.

What do you think?  Where would these words take you?  What is the back story?  Where do they go from here?

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About Kevin_Fraleigh

I am a novelist, and much of my writing is predicated on the concept that within each of us is a hole. For some of us, the hole is a divot, shallow and insignificant. But for many of us the hole is a cavern, deep and expansive. We try to fill it with sex or drugs or religion, but the cavern has an insatiable appetite. This is where the dark things live―the things that fill our nightmares. The things that claw at our minds. The things that inspire the stories of horror, madness, and twisted realities. From the depths of that cavern come the seeds of my stories. Won’t you join me in the dark edges of reality? Learn more about me from my blog at anytomorrow.wordpress.com. You can find my novels at amazon.com, smashwords.com, and most eBook retailers. You can also read some of my full length short stories at http://www.wattpad.com/user/Kevin_Fraleigh
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One Response to What Would You Write?

  1. alice says:

    I keep coming back to this and I keep getting stuck here: “He was taking a chance, a big one, just to watch her, if only for a moment. He couldn’t stay any longer than that. He couldn’t bear it and they would certainly know.”

    Perhaps it is a failure of my imagination, but I just can’t put a frame around that. I’ll be interested to see how others (or you) flesh it out…

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