FTP 2 Paranoid

The breeze floated through windows, lifting gauze curtains. Waves crashed in the night against rocks and sand on the not so distant beach; gull cries mixed with other sounds creating the cacophony of nighttime she drifted to sleep.

Softly, hands smoothed across her skin softly. Half way between dreaming and wakefulness, she drifts. Silence, she awakens fully and alone, again alone but touched by hands not her own. She is not paranoid someone is here.


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This week’s word isΒ Paranoid. The word limit for January is 75 words. This one comes in at 75.


  1. Seems a prologue to a mystery thriller! You do have a way with words.


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  3. frigginloon says:

    Yeah, yeah, but who’s there? Dear god I’ll be thinking about it all day. Great opening to a thriller me thinks.

    • You take this a direction it might not be, couldn’t it be a lover returned to the sea? Or perhaps a lover lost, ghostly and lonely? We never know, the world holds things we don’t know.

  4. Funny reading. Interesting how in a few sentences explain a lot of things

  5. What a fun read, Val. It’s amazing how much you can stuff into 5 sentences. Very clever!

  6. This is excellent Val and how wickedly enjoyable a read
    it is too, you are a natural talent for writing these FTP’s and
    thank you for offeringsuch a thought provoking piece πŸ™‚

    Be well my sweet freind πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰

    Geoff xxx

  7. singleworkingmomswm says:

    Oooooh, just loved this! I had not sense of spooky, just mystical sensuality. I actually enjoy the place in between sleep and awake when I get there…it is nice to be in the surreal sometimes. XOXO-SWM

  8. Dog got out of his pen again

  9. Paranoid or not. Once the idea of a presence enters my mind, I go crackers. This is spooky enough to be interesting, and to make me wonder…

  10. Creepy ending that I didn’t expect … which is good.

  11. Ohhhh, I’m scaaaared! Xxx

  12. wouldn’t want to be reading this just before bedtime!

  13. Scary, Val.

  14. The ending gave me shivers. That’s as good thing!

  15. Ooooh I like it! And of course someone is there. What fun is just imagining? It is far better to be righteously paranoid *giggles*

  16. Good Morning Val, and hummmm what a nice way to spend the night.. A Ghostly presence perhaps, or was it her memory playing tricks… .. What ever Val I enjoyed your entry into Flash in the Pan…

    Wishing you a great Day. πŸ™‚ Hugs Sue

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