Here is my latest entry into the weekly challenge brought to us by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.
Here are the rules: Use the photo as inspiration, write a hundred(ish) words – and share! Here goes my offering for this week – and I welcome your comments again!
I walk across London Bridge to work each morning, and some days, the bridge and all beyond is shrouded in fog or mist. It has crossed my mind that we are so trusting, to expect that the bridge, and everything on the other side, is indeed, still there….
Copyright – Sandra Crook
28 thoughts on “Eyes Right – Friday Fictioneers”
“It pays to have your wits about you in the City.”
Very true –
Beware – Shark infested waters ahead 🙂
Um….. shiver! I have a strange fear of walking across bridges, and i think you’ve just provided my nightmares for the next week or so!
Didn’t know you lived in London! I love London – spent a wonderful New Year’s Eve there many years ago.
Well, better to have nightmares about something totally fictional than real, live people, I think!
I have lived in London, but then moved down to Brighton on the coast a few years ago. Still travel in for work every weekday though… I’m glad you enjoyed your British experience. You should come back – we still don’t bite over here! 🙂
I liked the matter of fact reflective voice in this piece Freya.
Thank you, Sandra. I find that I write best like that, rather than going for proper ‘creepy’.
I liked the preamble to the story. Some nightmare scenarios there.
Very moody, evil lurking in the fog…very effective!
I’ve always thought there is something else in thick fog, even when I was little. It didn’t stop me from heading out into it, though!
Good one Freya, creepy and scary thought but in a fog who knows what lies beyond it, I thought you explored that idea well.
Thank you, Michael. Yes indeed, who knows… IT could always be just out of reach…
Oh yes… 🙂
Everything about this brings on a shiver. Living in the Pacific Northwest, I can feel the chill of the fog and see the Non-seeing it provides. Yum.
I’m very pleased that you enjoyed it!
Fog always has scary possibilities. You tackled them, too. Nice!
That was the plan… 🙂
The fog set the mood and the rest of the story fit the somewhat ominous setting. Nicely done. All it needs is theremin music in the background.
Thank you, Rochelle!
Freya, Creepy, well-written story. The fog has been a character in many chilling stories. I think I’d wonder why I didn’t see people walking back the other way. This would be a great hook for a longr story. 🙂 —Susan
Thank you! As for wondering why he didn’t see people coming back the other way… i think he was just too interested in making money…! I think I may well keep this one for future use 🙂
Sorry for the typo in leaving out the “e” in “longer.”
Dear Freya, Great story and I know how creepy fog can be, plus we live near a huge cemetery. I would go walking there at night – but not if it was foggy. Ooooh I have shivers now. Good job! Nan 🙂
Thank you, Nan. Yes, I’m not so sure I’d walk through a cemetery at night either…