Our latest Writing Prompt winner was Frank Messina! Frank has participated in our prompt challenges many times and it was cool to see him pull in a win this time around. Thanks for playing and congrats Frank! You can read his story below.
View the original photo prompt here. The prompt reads: “What’s this?” she chirped. I panicked when I saw her kneeling beside the hole in the ground. I knew exactly what it was and I didn’t want her anywhere near it!
Frank Messina’s winning entry:
What’s this?” she chirped. I panicked when I saw her kneeling beside the hole in the ground. I knew exactly what it was and I didn’t want her anywhere near it!”
I watched her from behind the tree. To this day, I am still not sure how she got passed me. She looked into the hole, but I knew she wouldn’t be able to see what was down there, it was just too deep. Ellie was always the curious one or should I say the nosy one. She always was snooping in my room at home and would always tell Mom and Dad whenever I did something wrong. I had to be careful with her, if she discovered my secret, it would all be over. I was careless once again, but out here I thought I was safe. I should have never left the cover off the hole.
So far she knew nothing, but then I heard it. Faint but clear. “Is someone there?” said a voice from inside the hole. Ellie almost fell back. She peered harder into the hole, holding her lantern as far down as she could. “Hello? Is someone down there? HELLO?” Dammit, I had to do something. A piece of nearby vine was my worst enemy. Ellie grabbed the vine and tied it to the lantern handle. She lowered the lantern into the hole. She would see the girls I had deposited there, or what was left of them. I had no choice, I leapt from my hiding spot and ran toward Ellie. Without slowing I pushed and heard her scream as she fell. I turned and reached the hole and fell to my knees. I peered inside, the lantern illuminating the hole. I saw my sister and my other victims. Three total now. One dead, one alive, one my sister. They looked up at me, and I smiled. “Sorry sis.” I placed the cover over the hole.