The Rare New Moon

Helena thought her eye-protection glasses were not right. The cloud of smoke was assuming a human form.

She was terrified to hear a vaguely familiar voice in close proximity,

“Help me. It has been eight years.”

“Eight years since what?”

“He said that New Moons signify hope, not darkness. But, ninety-six New Moons have been just darkness.”

“He, who?” Helena was trembling.

“My tormentor. He converted me to smoke, and said only a rare New Moon can bring me back.”

Helena saw a figure resembling her sister, who had disappeared on a tour to the Saharan deserts in July, 2009.

(100 words)

Friday Fictioneers by Rochelle Wisoff

32 thoughts on “The Rare New Moon

  1. I don’t know whether you have read Enid Blyton’s “The Magic Faraway Tree” but everyday there would be new lands at the top of the tree and some of them were fantastic and really fun and others were scary and I feel with this story, I’ve just stepped into something really scary, spooky and sinister. Time to exit stage left.
    xx Rowena

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    1. Yeah… Nostradamus is back in the news features on TV. His writings have been twisted to suit reality, with alphabets inverted and similarity in names being exploited. So, anything can be made believable 🙂

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