Thursday, April 29, 2021

Shadow Lands

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

They say sometimes in early winter mornings when the mist rises over the lake you can see the shadowy outlines of the departed.  Souls of people who found their way into the lake either by purpose or by accident.

To make contact with these ethereal shadows you must stand close to the water’s edge and let the mist waft over you.

 Only some can hear the voices of the dead reverberate in their ears.

I stood at the edge of the lake for all of last week with my arms opened in embrace.

Join me you whispered.

And I did.




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Written for Friday Fictioneers. Word Count : 100

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31 comments :

  1. That is so creepy. Nope, just nope. Great story.

    Anne from annehiga.com

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    1. Thanks for reading and commenting Anne.

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  2. Mystical and a hoped-for reunion. Nicely written, Subroto.

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    1. Thanks Dora, I am glad you liked it.

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  3. Very atmospheric and mystical, and oddly romantic. Nice one.

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    1. Thanks Iain I am glad you liked it.

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  4. Love's reunion. Beautiful language and descriptions.

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  5. What a special peace. Beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Mason, I am glad you liked it.

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  6. A mystical and tragically romantic tale, so beautifully written. I really enjoyed that.

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comments Brenda, I am glad you liked it.

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  7. I loved this, Subroto. It was magical!

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    1. Thanks Dale I am glad you liked it.

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  8. That one sent a tingle right up my spine. Such an eerie atmosphere you created. Sounds like his decision wasn't on a whim. I like the surreal music you chose to go with your story.

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comments Lisa, I am glad you liked it.

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  9. Dear Subroto,

    Enchanting piece. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  10. I hope it was their time to join the departed and they didn't go too soon... :-)

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    1. Both might be an option though I like the idea of it being their time. Thanks for reading and commenting Ali.

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  11. That would making dying a hell of a lot easier. If you have to spend eternity somewhere, lakeside doesn't seem so bad.

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    1. And a haunted lake would keep most people away. Thanks for your comments Nobbin.

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  12. Awesome story. I could see it becoming a tourist attraction for the daring.

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    1. For the really brave ones I think. Thanks for your comments Tannille.

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  13. Gosh! Chilling end. Great story.
    Imagine voices asking us to join them.
    There's a thin line separating the living from the dead.
    We need to be aware which side we are there now. A single step and we are "no more"...

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    1. It's that one step that they want him to take. Thanks for reading and commenting Anita.

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  14. اسس اختيار الاثاث المناسب للمنزل

    اولا عليك وضع مساحة منزلك فى الحسبان لان على أساسها سيتم تحديد كل تفاصيل منزلك ومحتوياته حيث سيتم تحديد مساحة الاثاث, نوعه فإذا كان منزلك ذو مساحة كبيرة فيمكنك اختيار الاثاث المشغول بتفاصيل كثيرة والاثاث كبير الحجم او ما يسمى بـ “الاثاث الكلاسيك”, ولكن إذا كانت مساحة منزلك محدودة فـ “الاثاث المودرن” والبسيط هو أفضل ما يناسبه إلى جانب اختيار أثاث صغير الحجم لا يشغل مساحات كبيرة
    عليك تخيل التصميم الذي ترغب فى اقتنائه ومعرفة التصميمات الحديثة للأثاث عن طريق الانترنت حتى لا يتم تشتيت انتباهك بالتصميمات و أنواع الأثاث التي لا حصر لها
    عليك بتحديد القطع الضرورية لمنزلك حتى تتجنب شراء قطع أثاث لست بحاجة لها
    شركة تركيب اثاث ايكيا بالرياض
    تركيب غرف نوم بالرياض
    تفصيل طاولات خشب بالرياض

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