On the Skyline
By Scott Wilson
Word Count: 270
“Hey, look outside, it is one nasty day. Rainy, windy, even some snowflakes blowing...and it’s already the start of May...” Veronica said, abruptly cut off by her best friend Sally.
“...and the bitter chill will fill the air very soon. I know, you say it every year around this time.” Sally finished.
“But it’s different now we live in the city. Just look out there,” Veronica, said pointing to the ancient stonemasonry on the roof of parliament house. “It’s so eerie and sinister with a backdrop like that.”
Sally pulled the curtains shut, blocking out the flash of lightning before Veronica saw the gargoyles lit up, spooking her further.
“I don’t know why you wanted to move into the city if it freaks you out so much?” Sally said.
“Don’t get me wrong, Veron. I have always been scared of the dark, ever since I was a little girl. It’s just the last few months I’ve felt like we’re being watched.”
A flash of lighting lit up the sky again and the roof of the building across the road appeared closer, even through the thick curtains.
“You silly goose,” Sally said. “I don’t think there are any peeping Tom’s at parliament house. But then again...”
Sally pulled the curtains open again after the next flash of lightning.
“See,” she said. “There isn’t anyone there at this hour.”
Lightning flashed again.
Sally turned and briefly saw the gargoyle before it crashed through the window.
On the Skyline
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