50 Word Thursdays # 44

The rules:

  • Find the muse within the photo or line provided and follow where it leads. It can be a story, anecdote, poem. Anything!
  • Story must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50 word increments.
  • Link back to this post with the tag 50WordThurs so that everyone can find it.

This weeks phrase: “The man Jack sniffed the air. Then, without hurrying, he began to walk up the hill.” – From Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book

Daylight wasn’t his usual exploration time. He preferred nights. But he needed to be sure where he was going as this cemetery was unfamiliar. Kyle pulled out the letter and read it, again. The target was fifty paces from the mausoleum. He only needed to find the stone with the special markings.

After Kyle found what he was looking for, he knelt leaving his mark. He wrinkled his nose, sniffing the air. It was an odd smell. He looked around but saw nothing that would create such a stench. Satisfied, he stood and walked up the hill.

He’d return. Tonight.

This story was written for the 50 word Thursday challenge, this week
Kristian, Tales From the Mind of Kristian.

Give it a try. You might be surprised at what you can compose.

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