2010-10-24

Six Sentence Sunday for October 24

This week's snippet comes from Visions Before Midnight (Oberon: book 7). This is actually the book's opening (although, yeah, I messed around w/ the punctuation a little to make it closer to six sentences). But it's a moody little piece just right for this time of year...

For most people, night spreads a cloak of silence and mystery upon the natural world.  If we dare to venture outside after dusk, we hear little and see less.  At night, this world we think we own does not feel quite so much like home.  We may sense that there is an abundance of life here, we may even feel ourselves drawn to it at times, but it is a life that is always slightly beyond our ken; we are alien to it. 
 
With every minute we stay within the shadowed borders of the land of night, the uneasy conviction grows stronger: we are not alone; we are being watched; we are being...hunted.

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9 comments:

Lisa Fox said...

Really beautifully written. Very poetic and haunting. Nicely done!

Jayel Kaye said...

Very well written.

Dee Carney said...

That's just spooky. Perfect right before Halloween. *glances around nervously* We're not being hunted by zombies, right? Y'all know how I am about zombies.

Taryn Kincaid said...

Very evocative

Eleri Stone said...

This gave me a chill.

Christa Paige said...

I sat there reading and thinking what awesome prose. Then, you hooked it right at the end with "we are being hunted." Now, I want to know who is hunting us and what is it going to do if it finds one of us alone, in that dark night.

Jessica Subject said...

Made me want to turn around and look behind me. Very evoking.

Lex Valentine said...

Oooh, creepy! Me likey!

Hailey Edwards said...

Very spooky. Just what this time of year calls for. :)