Smorgasbord Short Story Festival – 9th – 12th June – The World Darkly by John W. Howell.

While Sally G. Cronin is at the Blogger Bash a few of us are filling in with some short stories. Today it is my honor to tell a story on Sally’s blog. A visit there is so much fun.

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I am delighted to welcome John Howell to the festival with his short story The World Darkly.

The World Darkly
By John W. Howell © 2017

Frank is cycling on the beach and sees something shining in the sand. He hopes it might be of value, but is disappointed since it is only a pair of sunglasses. He gets off the bike and picks them up. He turns them over and notices they are finely made not like the usual junk people throw away. He finally opens them and on the inside of one of the ear pieces are the words The World Darkly in gold. Must be the slogan, he thinks. Frank looks around to see if anyone has noticed him pick them off the beach. There is only an old couple pretty far away walking in his direction. He wonders if they are coming back to get them…

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8 comments

  1. Great story, John. I left a comment on Sally’s site.

    1. Thank you, Jan.

  2. Gwen Plano · ·

    This is an impressive story, John…and it’s one with a message. Great job!

    1. Thank you, Gwen.

  3. Great story 👍🏽

    1. Thank you, Vivian

  4. Great story John! It reminded me of a Twilight Zone tale. In my head I was saying to that last guy who picked up the glasses to drop them, but he didn’t hear me.

    1. Ha ha ha. He’ll be sorry he didn’t listen. Thanks, Deborah.

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