99 word prompt : darkness

November 29, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story using the phrase “into the dark.” What must a character face? Write about an encounter, journey, relationship, or quest. Follow the ship’s lights on gloomy seas. Go where the prompt leads you.



“You can’t keep writing and rewriting,” my husband says.  “You’re not learning anything and getting nowhere.”

 “I’m searching in the darkness with my characters,” I explain.  “As they learn, I learn.”

He continues to admonish me.  “When you give an explanation, you must be concise!”

“What do you want me to explain?”  I ask.

“Whether it’s right or wrong, you must present it well!”

“I know that during the holidays it’s best to steer clear of you,” I sigh.  “Learn to take your own advice.”

He grunts and says, “Then you’ve learned nothing,” as he heads toward the door.