My love gave me a silver phylactery, filled with prayers and the sandalwood scent of her skin. At night when it clicks open and desire consumes me, I don’t even feel the claws.

This post was made in response to the Trifecta Writing Challenge weekend prompt, in which the editors gave us this assignment:

Your Trifextra challenge is to write 33 words on a beast in an unusual place. No swamps or forests or caves, we really want you to take your beast out of its comfort zone.


23 responses to “Within

  1. Can always rely on Christine for lush prose and a new word 🙂

  2. Beautiful words and a new one for me too! Lovely entry.

  3. Prayers, and sandalwood-and claws-I love where you took this prompt! Very nice!

  4. I was thinking how beautiful this was…until the claws came out. Yikes!

  5. I wouldn’t have guessed it would be a creeppy ending *shudder* To not even feel the claws– that’s scarier than anything else!

  6. Wonderful! Just lovely.

  7. This was beautiful and frightening. How did you do that?

    loved it

  8. Oh wow. I really want to read this story, Christine. I hope you’ll write it!

  9. As always, Christine, your 33 words are bewitching. Just great!

  10. This is really good. Your description allowed me to see the story well.

  11. Phylactery, a new word and pretty cool. Interesting response on the prompt.

  12. Love new words… might borrow that one… Phylactery

  13. Love the new word, love the piece. Nicely done! 🙂

  14. Your word choices are beautiful…”the sandalwood scent of her skin” scent shivers down my spine!

  15. Your word choices are beautiful…”the sandalwood scent of her skin” sent shivers down my spine!

  16. Beautiful & creepy all at once!

    This is the third entry that’s caused me to use Google today!

  17. I just watched The Possession and this reminds me of it. Creepy.

  18. KymmInBarcelona

    So lovely. ❤

  19. Oh, my favorite of these so far… so subtle and gorgeous. Kinda like the author 😉

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