Wednesday, 8 July 2015

THE TUNNEL






The following photo is the PHOTO PROMPT. Does it tell you a story? 

Photo credit Stephen Baum


THE TUNNEL 

Emma was late; dismissing the  beeping alarm she’d turned over for a few more minutes that had stretched into twenty.  Now she had to make up for lost time.  She would have to take the short cut through the hated underpass with its dank grey walls dripping with condensation, the dim lighting, the foetid smells of the night before and the horrors that had taken place.

Tentatively Emma stepped in the passageway hoping against hope nobody would follow her or enter from the other direction; she kept her eyes firmly fixed on the light at the end of the tunnel.

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14 comments:

  1. Dear Sally,

    Sometimes that's all you can do.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  2. There was a tunnel like this on our college campus. Though nothing horrible happened there during my stay, it still gave me the creeps. Emma and I would have to hold hands. Well done.

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  3. Here's hoping that her passage is a safe one! Hope matters in such a scenario!

    Leo @ I Rhyme Without Reason

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  4. How lovely to see the word 'foetid'. So evocative of tunnels, and a treat to see it spelt in the English way. :)

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  5. Tunnels can be quite scary, but probably it is more dangerous to cross the highway on foot.

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  6. Oh, dear. And just for a few minutes sleep in. I hope she makes it. Great description - I can feel the gloom and damp.

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  7. Sometimes that's the best way to make it through something like that, both literally and metaphorically.
    How often we come to regret a few minutes extra in bed!

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  8. Not a fan of tunnels, but if you have to it's the only way to do it!

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  9. Nicely done, you can feel the tension. I only hope there's no cheese at the other end!

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  10. I know these tunnels, they smell, they are creepy, fear creeps into you no matter how much you rationalize... Great story, brings out all these fears.

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  11. Good story with great description, Sally. I felt like I was there with her, and was glad nothing bad happened. Well written. :) --- Suzanne

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  12. Some places just lend themselves to thoughts of mystery and violence.

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