We hope you’re enjoying your weekend! We have two brief, fairy tale-inspired stories for you today in response to our weekly prompt.
This week’s prompt was visual:
Karen Blakely has another piece featuring the heroine of her upcoming novel, Red.
When I first caught sight of the house, there were no visible signs of damage. I heaved a sigh of relief at the sight of shelter; the storm was nearly upon me. The first drops of rain had just started to fall. At least I had somewhere I could stay dry.
There was something oddly familiar about the house, but I was sure I’d never been there before. It was deep inside the woods, beyond my normal patrol area; in the no-man’s land between where I patrolled and Nick Ratchet’s assigned area.
I knocked, but there was no answer. Instead, the door creaked open under my hand.