Wednesday, April 16, 2014

#AtoZchallenge: Nulo or Null-Nothing

Nulo [Spanish] or Null, Nothing [English]
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She was told it was nothing, nowhere and not her concern but her curiosity drew her towards it.

On a back street, down a dirty alley and on the left was all she knew, well except that she just had to examine it herself.

Tales warning of the witching hour came to mind as she noted it was almost midnight, she had to laugh.

She stopped short beside the drain pipes and stared at the wall trying to discern where the window started and where it ended.

She took a step back and tried again, unsuccessful, she moved in closer, concentrating primarily on the center of the image.

Her surroundings dimmed as the town clock chimed twelve but she never noticed, intent on observing the window.

She took a step closer and then one more as the window became real, a 3D version of the chalky drawing she'd first seen on the wall.

She reached out and touched it, felt the coolness of the glass under her palm and then her forehead as she peered inside.

A flash made her blink and she found herself inside, on the other side of the window, in a room like none she'd ever seen.

This time she heard the final chime of the clock and as she turned back to the window she watched it blur into chalky nothingness.


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    1. I don't write much fantasy but this one came to mind easily...might have to take it further into a short story some day.

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  2. Love the image with the story! I wonder what's in the room on the other side.

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    1. Thanks Jean, and thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Just awesome! I'm hooked. I want to know all the rest of it - who is she? why is she there? when did she first notice the window? did she have an idea that it was special - a portal? Next please write what happens to her, how long she was gone, who knew or cared? does she draw others to join her? is there a supernatural component? Is it a time travel thing. More more more.

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    1. This is one I might consider fleshing out into a short story...I knew what I was doing with it as soon as I saw the photo.

      Thanks so much for reading & commenting, Rebecca!

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  4. You have a wonderful way of describing things - it makes me feel, as a reader, that I'm right in the midst of things. Found you through the A to Z Challenge. Happy blogging! www.dianeweidenbenner.com

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    1. Hola Diane, and thanks for stopping by. (Off to check out your blog). Glad you are enjoying the stories!

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  5. Wow, I wonder where she ended up.

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    1. Me, too...might have to work on this one. ;)

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  6. I like the idea of a chalk drawing coming to life or turning into a concrete object. :)

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    1. Thanks Lexa, fantasy isn't my genre but I knew where this one was going as soon as I saw the photo.

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  7. thanks for your comment :D You have an awesome theme for the challenge

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    1. Thanks for visiting, reading and commenting, Susan!

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  8. Interesting stuff. I'd definitely read more.

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    1. I might just have to expand this one, Holli. Seems to have generated a lot of interest. ;)

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  9. I see we both went with "Nothing" for "N" :-) But in a different way. Cool Story!

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    1. I noticed that! Glad you enjoyed the story and thanks for visiting!

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  10. Oooo....loved this! What was that room like? And is she trapped there forever??

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    1. I know, Aditi, so many questions. LOL! Thanks once again for visiting!

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