Twilight Island

0476323D-9F27-45B5-AEEF-F47CD6A645E4It’s just slime,” Derek said. “Go down to the water and wash it all off.”

“No,” Ted objected. “It’s not slime.” He held up his hands and looked at his palms. “It’s a fucking map of the goddam world.”

“Let me see,” Ted said, running over to Derek. “Holy crap!” He exclaimed.

“There’s been some weird shit going on ever since we landed on this island,” Derek said. “I don’t know why I ever let you talk me into this.”

“I thought it would be an adventure for the two of us to head to a deserted island and camp out under the stars for a week,” Ted said. “Unplug, relax, commune with nature, you know what I mean?”

“Shh, did you hear that?” Derek asked. “I swear I hear voices. I thought you said this island was deserted.”

Ted frantically looked around. He blinked a few times to clear his vision. “It’s supposed to be deserted,” he said, a bit of panic creeping into his voice.

“Quick, let’s head over to those trees and take cover until we can figure out who’s out there,” Derek said.

Both men ran into the woods and hid behind some trees, peeking around them to see if they could see anyone. “Do you see what I see?” Ted asked.

“I see them but I am having a hard time believing what I’m seeing,” Derek said. “I see what looks like a vampire and a werewolf sitting on the beach smoking cigarettes and talking amicably. My God, are we in the Twilight Zone?”

“Either that, Ted said, “Or we’ve become characters in one of Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight books.”

A0B429F9-3D06-45E0-AB99-14D386AF1A7EWritten for The Haunted Wordsmith’s June 12 Daily Prompts, where Prompt A is to grab a book, any book, and turn to page 317 and use line 16 as a prompt, Prompt B is to use “It’s just slime” as a sentence starter, and Prompt C is to use the photo at the top from stokpic at Pixabay. The book I used for this prompt was the Kindle version of No Good Deed by M.P. McDonald. The 16th line on page 317 is “…blinked a few times to clear his vision.”

Also written for Paula Light’s Three Things Challenge, where the three things are “cover,” “island,” and “vampire.”


7 thoughts on “Twilight Island

  1. Sadje June 12, 2019 / 8:52 pm

    A very interesting story woven with all these prompts.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango June 12, 2019 / 10:36 pm

      Hmm. Maybe I’ll go buy a bottle of glitter, sprinkle it on me, and take a selfie while standing in the sun. That’ll show you! 😉


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