Friday, 24 February 2017

Someone in the Room

PHOTO PROMPT © Sarah Potter
                                                                                         Photo prompt @ Sarah Potter

It had intermittently been snowing for three days. He looked at his dog; it was lying near the chair, languid and listless.
Abruptly the dog growled in fear. The fear smelled by the dog was contagious. The old man felt there was someone in the room.
‘But that isn’t possible; the door is locked’.
He froze when he heard a high-pitched scream. He thought someone was peering through the window pane.
‘It’s she, no?’
A dog bite jolted the old man out of his slumber.
“What a nightmare it was?”
For once the old man had lost his trademark impish grin.
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19 comments:

  1. Oh man! That is spooky indeed!

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  2. I wonder what would have caused the dog to bite its master.

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    1. perhaps there was someone in the room? thanks for stopping by

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  3. At least it was all only a dream. But what a nightmare!

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    1. nightmares never leave us, thanks for reading the story

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  4. A bad dream can do some terrible things to a grin.

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  5. Man's best friend to the rescue. But the dog can't smell someone in a dream, so that part must have been part of his dream, too.

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    1. yeah it was just a nightmare, thanks for stopping by on my blog

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  6. The dog must have felt that the old man was in distress. Good thing it was only a nightmare.

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  7. That's why dogs are Man's best friend. Hopefully it was gentle nip rather than a big bite ;-)

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  8. It's so scary, thank God at-least old man had a dog for his company.

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