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The Dark Side – Miracle Challenge

Everyone has a dark side which he never shows to anyone. This was Stan. He sat night after night sifting through memories and moments that fell like flakes of salt onto the rug at his feet. He picked the grains up, scattered them to the four corners of the room to guard against ghosts. A storytelling of ravens landed on his porch awning outside heralding the night, ready to escort Madam Midnight to sing the soprano hour.

Stan could not escape his darkness, it centered around him, pulsating, feeding off his insecurity. The battle was never ceasing, culminating into stories that had no ending. The constant pacing, searching for grace in an empty place. The night runs its course. At the end of it, daylight dawns. Stan puts on his office clothes and mixes among the everyday people, the people without knowledge of true darkness.

This is Miracle Challenge #4. A series of writing prompts can be found at the miracle girl’s blog:




25 thoughts on “The Dark Side – Miracle Challenge

  1. You captured some interesting and deviant idiosyncrasies for Stan to embody. Great, intriguing beginning to his story, Lana.
    This leaves me wanting more! 🙂

  2. Hey ! Garvin. How are you this week? Hope you are recovering fast from your injury.
    Coming to story, this is very relatable story. I too do feel Stan inside me. Lol.
    This is perfect use of prompt sentence. You did that just in ease. Even though few felt it tough, including me. He he.
    And thank you for participating in challenge no.1.
    I love the way you write everything. Very intense and deep they are. There is a lot to learn from your writings. Please come back soon 😀
    Miracle 🙂

    P.S. Sorry for late comment. Before I could post this, net went down 😦

  3. Reblogged this on miraclegirlblog and commented:
    Hello Everyone !

    Check out the latest post for #MiracleChallenge.

    A short story taht you would very relatable ‘The Dark Side’ for Challenge No. 1 from L.T.Garvin Author for ‘Weekly Writing Miracle Challenge’ Week – 4 :

    For those who are new to #MiracleChallenge, every Tuesday morning, I post new Writing prompts for 5 challenges to write a story and poem. Follow my blog and get the latest writing prompts for the week.

    Kindly, everyone read and inspire each other to write.

    Happy Blogging !

    Enjoy and have fun:)



  4. Pingback: “MiracleChallenge Week – 5” dated 12th July, 2016 – miraclegirlblog

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