Using any dictionary website’s word of the day as a prompt, write a story that is 100 words or less.
September 24, 2018: Sibilate [sib-uh-leyt] – To utter or pronounce with a hissing sound (Dictionary.com)
I settle into the soggy grass beneath me; above her. It’s the eighth time I’ve visited her grave. It will be the last. Carefully, I open the book to the page she’d left marked for me. My heart quickens.
I begin chanting words unfamiliar to my ears and tongue. The strangeness quickly fades. My stomach expands and deflates. Voice booming. Blood rushing.
I sibilate the final words, as if they have always been inside of me, waiting to slither out.
“Rise! Rise! Rise!”
The ground beneath me grumbles; groans. Out tears a hand; one I know better than my own.
Word Count: 100
© Shyla Fairfax-Owen
2 thoughts on “Word of the Day Prompt: Sibilate”
This sounds like the beginning of an excellent book.
Thanks! I’m definitely considering building it up for Halloween 🎃