Over at Terrible Minds, Chuck Wendig does a “flash fiction challenge” using this random story title generator. I gave it a spin and I’m actually really interested in the results! I’ll be posting a small fic once a week or so, nothing fancy, just going to post the title or the prompt and roll with it. You’re all welcome to play along or shoot me a prompt to add to my list of prompts and dates.
Today’s prompt is: The They on the Ether
Quoth the Raven: The They on the Ether
There is an atmosphere that is between physical and mythical and it’s far and away where the most dangerous things dwell. They wait at the border in hissing contempt for those who live on either side. It’s a combined three realm effort to keep them contained.
This means, of course, that they aren’t always going to be where they should. They’re not very polite and they don’t follow rules. I’m not going to get into the whole rulebook or the orders of knights or libraries on you. That’s just too much and it’s all common sense or nonsense depending.
Just be aware that sometimes it’s best to lock your door and draw the window shades tight. Listen to that feeling you get that creeps up the back of your neck when you walk by a mirror and refuse to look yourself in the eye. Those little notions aren’t all that silly, you never know what will look right back at you.
I’m not here to scare you at all, just to make you aware. Sometimes you’ll get that feeling walking by a person too. You listen to it extra careful then. Those are the ones that got out of the mirror.