Melancholy

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“Mimi…Mimi come here.”

Klaus stood in the claustrophobic gloom of the abandoned room, under the flickering light of a damaged chandelier. The only bulb dimmed with each step he took. There was movement in the shadows. The light winked out.

Something brushed his leg. Klaus froze. Reaching down into the blackness, he pulled Mimi into his arms, comforting her. He felt something grip him by his ankle. Mimi hissed and jumped from his grasp. Klaus stood very still. The attacker licked his shoes. Relieved, Klaus petted the old, black dog.

“Mimi…Mimi come here.”

Friday Fictioneers:  6/19/2015
Photo prompt: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
Word Count: 100

Muchas gracias Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting Friday Fictioneers every week, week in and week out, at Addicted to Purple. You are appreciated.

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2 comments on “Melancholy
  1. Dear Lucy,

    So was this Klaus’ imagination running away with him and the “attacker” was Mimi all along? It would be easy to do that.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

    • Lucy says:

      Well, good old Klaus does have an imagination. I appreciate your comment. I’m afraid I’ll only be participating in the challenges for another week. July 8th I have to go to hospital for another, the 4th, surgery on my knee. I’ll pick up again after a few weeks. Lucy

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