Saturday, January 05, 2013


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As soon as I turned off the light, the midnight ambiance turned eerie, the silent cold accentuating the frightening uneasiness prevailing all around.

I got up on my bed and went straight under the blanket, resisting the urge to run to the switch board and brighten the room.

"I have to be brave, there is nothing called ghosts," I tried to convince my heart, but the ploy didn't work as I noticed the hair on my hands rising on their ends.

The moonlight glanced naughtily through the window, and my sight suddenly went up to the ceiling, where a mysterious shadow had crept, looking all set to pounce on me any moment.

"Aarghhh," I ran out of the room shouting, the shadow following me; little did I notice that it was my stupid shadow that had frightened me.

This 5 Sentence Micro-fiction is shared with Five Sentence Fiction and the Prompt is Midnight.


  1. Hhaa! This managed to scare me a bit but it was so relatable that I ended up laughing. Good one! :)

  2. The cause of your fright made me laugh ~ Good thing it was only the shadow ~

  3. This reminds me of the movie "Poltergeist"

    Nicely done!

  4. Ah, our own shadow can be scary indeed.

  5. Join the club ... I had the same thing happen to me on my way to work ... walking at night is spooky in itself :(

  6. I, too have been scared of my own shadow.

    Well done.


  7. :) I remember being startled by my own shadow as a child. You caught the eerie whimsy of shadows well.

  8. lol! end made me breathe again!

  9. Lolzzz...I am afraid of my shadow..:)
    Eerie yet funny story

  10. haha, wow. First I thought that the character was going to be transformed into a wolf sort of animal :D But you ended it so brilliantly :) Lovely !! The words added to the feel :) Kinda spooky :)

    1. Ha ha ... I will try out your idea next time :-P

  11. As many others have said, I've had this experience. Always felt foolish afterward. Well done,,,,I could feel the fear in your words,,,,

  12. i actually got scared while reading this post but thankfully it was only your shadow