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The Haunted -- #WickedLitWednesday

Wicked Lit Wednesday is a new series I’m doing on Instagram where I write a 100 word micro story (also known as a drabble) inspired by the amazing art I see in my feed. I’m also going to post here, for those who don’t use Instagram but want to follow the stories.

The idea came about when I found myself daydreaming of the story behind this particular painting by David Seidman.

The Haunted by David Seidman - @seidmanart on Instagram.

The Haunted by David Seidman - @seidmanart on Instagram.

I reached out to David, asking if it was okay that I write something. He kindly said yes and next thing you know I have a dozen other artists also interested to hear a story behind their own works. Stay tuned for more, but for now, here is the original…

I wait, I breathe. It’s almost playtime, when the monster inside me rises.

The moon peaks over the horizon, bathing everything in its light - like a sepia dream coming to life in the hall.

Then, I hear her. She can’t sleep with the orb of night so full. I wish she would leave. Her constant crying makes my windows shudder. 

Tonight, I flush her out.

I wait, I breathe, transforming into more than a house. Changing into every nightmare she has suffered inside my walls.

I wait, I breathe. She wakes and bleeds. 

There is nowhere she can hide.

A close up of ‘her’. David Seidman Art.

A close up of ‘her’. David Seidman Art.

I’ll post these a week behind the ones that appear fresh on Instagram, so if you’d like to get the latest click here.

For more astonishing work by David Seidman follow him here on Instagram, or check out his website.

Tim Hawken