Excerpt from the novel adaptation of the “StormWeaver“ series. Photo prompt from Rochelle Wisoff’s Friday Fictioneer’s 100 word story challenge.
The padlocked entrance opened at Adam’s touch. Inside the shadows, of a winding stair case, pocket doors half open, a bench, a mirror. Suddenly, light swirled through the darkness, glimpses of the same place, polished, fresh. He smelled lavender. He smelled dust and mildew. Under his feet carpet, no bare floor, debris crunching. Two environments. Two places. One he knew. One he should have known. The strips of bright, clean house grew wider and those of the dark, musty house thinner. Just a little more expansion and he could step right through to the light. “Adam!” Chloe’s voice pulled him back.
It’s the week of ‘arbitrary make a big deal over romance’ aka Valentine’s Day. This post is not clearly about romance or is it? With only a hundred words it’s hard to tell if Chloe is mad in love with Adam and won’t lose him to the bewitched house or if she’s keeping him from escaping the dark world he’s in. Only one way to find out…keep your eye open for when the novel “The Stone-Keeper’s Error” publication date is announced which may be awhile folks since it’s still being written. 🙃
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