This prompt from December 11th was one of the creepier ones we’ve done and the image inspired such neat stories! Our winner was Katy Walker! Read her story below.
View the original photo and prompt here. The prompt reads, “It was the spookiest scene I’d ever stumbled upon. I wondered three things: how long had they been here, who had put them here, and was it too late to turn back?”
Katy Walker’s winning entry:
When I was diagnosed with Cancer, I felt the breath rush out of me. I couldn’t breathe. Of course, it was the cancer in my lungs, but it felt like hearing the ‘C’ word automatically made them function at a lower level. As I grew weaker, the dreams began. I couldn’t remember them at first, but upon awakening each time I felt as if I was destined for something different than my now familiar hospital bed. One day, my family surrounded me, eyes moist. I was dying. I closed my eyes to block out their tears. Another dream began. I was walking down a black pebbled beach towards the sound of a harp. It was the spookiest scene I’d ever stumbled upon. I wondered three things: how long had they been here, who had put them here, and was it too late to turn back? But I couldn’t stop. And I didn’t want to. Two pale figures’ appearance echoed my condition with bald heads and too-thin bodies. But they were the most beautiful people I had ever seen. One conducted the other playing the harp and both smiled at me as I took a seat. I picked up the violin laying at my feet and began to play with a smile. In the back of my mind I heard my family…”She looks so happy. Goodbye.”