Bewitching Hours – Weekend Writing Prompt #129

A word prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.  How you use the prompt is up to you.  Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge below – there are no prizes – it’s not a competition but rather a fun writing exercise.  If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in the comments. A thank you to Sammi for issuing this weekly challenge.

Word Prompt




Bewitching Hours

It is a gift

To be able to witness

A light so enchanting

It can only be found in the in-betweens of

Dawn and sunrise or

Sunset and dusk


When the Earth’s Sun

Scatters light into the atmosphere

Leaving us bewitched, not once, but twice


Friday Fictioneers – The Gloaming

 Genre:  Fiction

Word count: 100

The Gloaming

© Douglas M. MacIlroy

© Douglas M. MacIlroy

They told him he wouldn’t last a day out in that God-forsaken bit of nowhere.  He’d be bored to tears and lonely, they said.

He never could understand why people equated aloneness with loneliness.  They were worlds apart. He was totally comfortable being alone for long periods of time; didn’t mind his own company at all, to tell the truth! He did like people, he just preferred to be by himself.

He sat there admiring the gloaming, the twilight-like light that happened at this time of year, enthralled.

Never saw them coming. Zapped him up. All signs of him, gone.

Friday Fictioneers:  100-Word Stories

Word Prompt: Copyright © Douglas M. MacIlroy