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Pumpkin Pie #4

Author: Regret
Rating: G
Challenge: Pumpkin Pie #4 - Bump in the Night
Extras: Pocky
Word Count: 99
Summary: The nights are the worst time for David.
Notes: Working and travelling and 11 hours of apparently much-needed sleep conspired against me but out of everything I thought of, this weirdly is the only thing that seemed to fit...

It’s the nights that make him question it all. It’s always cold, no matter where he finds shelter, and the relentless wind hurls sand against the walls; it sounds like the sea he always wanted to see. He lays there, huddled into a ball, listening. Always listening.

Things move in the night. He never wants to see what they are, would never dare, but he can hear them. It’s enough; more than enough.

He lays with his eyes wide open, fixed, staring at nothing. He waits for his heart to slow its noisy pounding, and prays for the sunrise.

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toxic_fairie
Oct. 9th, 2011 12:35 am (UTC)
Very sad, and poignant. The beginning reads almost like a poem, which I really like. ^^
ichthusfish
Oct. 9th, 2011 03:46 am (UTC)
Aww! So sad. I really feel for him. I also wonder when he ever gets to sleep. Very nicely written :)
bookblather
Oct. 9th, 2011 04:46 am (UTC)
Man, poor David. How does he ever get any sleep? Well done.
13066301
Oct. 9th, 2011 12:27 pm (UTC)
I love how evocative the imagery is at the beginning. But poor David :( He never gets enough sleep, or any sleep at all, does he?
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