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Microfiction: Hole

It was a quiet night.

I was returning from the market when it happened. The town went completely dark. The sky began glowing an ethereal blue. It took me a few minutes to notice the moon. It was gone. And in its place, was a hole that had opened up in the sky. It took me a few more moments to realize that there was no one around me anymore. Everyone had vanished. Try as much, I could not move a muscle.
A shadowy figure began materializing in front of me. A boy. He had no features on him. However, I could hear him speak to me, greeting me. I realized I could not reply. The hole began vanishing as suddenly as it had appeared. As the shadow boy began disappearing and the other townsfolk began reappearing I could hear his final words.

Remember, we are always around you…Always…


Word Count: 150

Prompt:

March Speculative Fiction Prompt

Twittering Tale: Hole

I looked through the hole.

My brother and I had watched a mummy movie, and he suggested we enact it. We made a cardboard coffin. I became the mummy. We only had enough bandage to cover up till my mouth.

I could only watch as he left me inside the coffin and went outside to play…


Character Count: 280