Last week's game brought in so many truly incredible answers, and I cannot even tell you how much I enjoyed reading through them all. You guys are so freaking talented! Needless to say I've been anxiously awaiting round #3 since.
Again, here's how it works: I'll announce the prompt, then you guys post a 1-2 paragraph response in the comment section.
I've also decided to introduce a new aspect to the game--I will now be posting my favorite entry from the previous week before launching into the new prompt.
Although it was so difficult to choose, the winner of last week would most definitely have to be Alexia. She was really able to nail it with her short but effective take on this dress:
"To them, I am stunning. I am a statuesque beauty with the face of a doll and the posture of a proper lady. I greet them every day with a smile and a wave, and their faces beam with awe. "Beautiful!" "So elegant!" "What I would give to wear such a lovely dress!"
(Eeeee! What an awesome and creeptastic entry. Spectacular job, Alexia!)
Today's prompt is:
Each day she wandered closer.
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By the time Todd ran inside to tell his mother about the woman, she was already gone, and at least there was that. Relief flooded him and he continued to play outside.
But the next day the woman came back, and then the next, and then the next. Each day she wandered closer, clearing her throat in between slow, rolling giggle fits as she dragged her bare feet through the dead grass and ant hills. Todd's family couldn't see her, and his mother asked with a nervous laugh if he had made an imaginary friend.
Todd began hiding under his bed during the days, shivering, hearing the sounds of the woman through his open window as she got closer to him, the dragging feet, the giggles. There was no way around it, Todd knew.
She was coming.
Who was she? What did she want? And, worst of all....what would happen when she arrived?
Okay, friends, the next round will take place on Saturday, April 13th. Until then...
Release the Hellhounds!