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Photo curtsy of Jan Wayne Fields

Photo curtsy of Jan Wayne Fields

As night approached I hobbled my two donkeys and set up camp. After beans and bacon swilled down with coffee, I drifted into a uneasy sleep. As usual the terrors that plague me returned. Years of military service had left their scars.
In the pitch dark I felt the splatter of blood across my face and the slash of a knife across my shoulder.
But this was Colorado, flicking on my torch I found that my tent had blown down and rain was washing my face. So where were my two beasts and why was my shoulder bleeding.

Mike attempting to  write.

Mike attempting to write.

This Post Has 13 Comments

  1. neilmacdon

    Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t out to get you

    1. Michael Humphris

      Absolutely, but I like to think that is this case it was the storm that was out to get his tent.

  2. Dale

    Oh dear. Nothing like PTSD to keep you in terror. But to wake up and see that it is not over, must be twice as terrifying.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Absolutely, but I like to think that is this case it was the storm that was out to get his tent. Whilst perhaps his two companions the donkeys had nibbled on the tent guy ropes 🙂

  3. Iain Kelly

    A serious issue with a dark twist. Nice one Michael.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Iain, I was a bit slow off the mark with this one, as I wanted to use the darkness of night time.

  4. Sandra

    A nightmare become reality. Nice one.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Sandra, I was a bit slow off the mark with this one, as I wanted to use nightmares and the darkness of night time.

  5. Keith's Ramblings

    Not the ending I was expecting – nor he I suspect.

    My story – Gail’s Gazebo!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Very true Keith, I was a slow off the mark with this one, whilst I thought how to use the darkness of night time.

  6. rochellewisoff

    Dear Michael,

    PTSD and reality meet. Nicely written.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Rochelle, I was a slow off the mark with this one, whilst I considered how to use the darkness of night time.

  7. msjadeli

    What a harrowing story. Hope he finds his critters unhurt.

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