CAUTION: Children at Play (Short Story)

Hey y’all!

Today I am going to share a short story for you that I just wrote!

* Please note that this story is written and owned by me, and it is NOT okay to steal it.*

So I used two writing prompts in this story, and one of them was shown in THIS post.

Let’s get started!

CAUTION: Children at Play

“Quick, take cover!” A cry pierced through the eerily silent city. 

     A woman came bustling out from a shop, dropping her groceries and sprinting towards the nearest building. 

Adults ran through the streets and darted towards their homes, slamming their doors and locking them. A young man peered out his window and spotted a “CAUTION: Children at Play” sign. His expression morphed into terror and he pulled the curtains closed. 

     A chilling gust of wind blew through the vacant town. Dark clouds formed over the village, and light rain began to fall. Wood planks were nailed across doors, and windows were sealed shut. Shops had been evacuated. The streets had been emptied. 

     When the silence couldn’t get any thicker, the creak of a rusty iron gate rung through the village. A young girl wearing a creamy white satin nightgown strode through the gates. In one hand she held a stuffed bear. 

     In the other she held a dagger. 

     She looked around the village, keeping an innocent smile plastered on her face. 

     “Who wants to play?” She called. Turning around, she spun around to face a cluster of children. Their ages ranged from four to twelve, and they each held a weapon and wore a joyful smile. 

     “Is everyone ready to go play?” A six-year-old boy asked, who was holding a sharp spear. 

     The children smiled and nodded. They began their march through the city, stopping at every house to knock on the door and peek in the windows. 

     When no one would answer, they would turn around to keep on walking. 

     Every house was locked.  

     Besides one. 

     The children walked up to a small brick house at the end of the street. One child stepped forward and rapped on the old oak door. 

Silence. 

     And then footsteps. 

     The doorknob turned, and the door creaked open. A seven-year-old girl with emerald green eyes stood on the doorstep. Curly blonde ringlets framed her face and she smiled uneasily. 

     “JUNIPER! GET BACK HERE RIGHT NOW!” A shaky voice screamed. A pale faced mother stumbled down the stairs, lunging to grab her daughter. “D-don’t step outside t-that d-door.” 

     Juniper turned around and stared into her mothers eyes. They were glazed over with fear. And grief. 

     “Mama, you can’t keep me hidden in here anymore. I don’t belong here. I belong with the other children.” 

     “Juniper, you’re staying here. You can’t go with them. They’re dangerous.” Her mother’s voice cracked. 

     “You can’t stop me.” She whispered. 

      And with that, she stepped into the rain and didn’t look back. 

That was the last time anyone ever saw her. 


So… what did you think? I hope you enjoyed reading it!

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Writing Prompts! (Pt. 2)

Hello! Today I am going to share some writing prompts that I love. And BTW, I didn’t make these. ;D

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OOH THIS IS REALLY COOL! It’s not creepy, but it could be made into a really cool story. 🙂 I will definitely write about this sometime.

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Hmm… inspiring…. 🙂

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THIS COULD BE USED FOR A REALLY EMOTIONAL SCENE!! AGH!! THIS COULD BE AMAZING IN KOTLC… *Fangirls and dies*

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THIS SO… AMAZING.

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So yeah. I hope these prompts inspired you!

I tried not to do dark ones… because I’m saving those for another time. *Evil laugh*

 Now… GO WRITE AND HERMIT!!

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Writing Prompts! (Made by me!)

Aloha, amigos!

Today I am sharing with you a few writing prompts that I created! Feel free to use these in your own stories, but if you include the image on your blog make sure to give me the credit. 🙂

Now let’s see the prompts!hush-darling

Here is the first one! ISN’T IT BEAUTIFUL!   I hope you use this in your writing! LOL my friend came up with this so I sort of have to give some credit to her…

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This one could be used in many circumstances. For instance, your MC could have joined a sport’s team but she isn’t athletic and gets tired easily. Or, if you are more like me, your MC is getting tortured.

Well that’s it for now! Are you excited for Christmas? I am!

Do you like writing prompts?

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2 Year Blog Anniversary + GIVEAWAY

Clara’s Craft corner is having a giveaway to celebrate her two year blogiversary! GO ENTER!

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2 years ago, my birthday wish was to start my own blog.

Not long afterwards, Clara’s Craft Corner was born. Since then, I’ve published 288 posts, received 8,870 comments, gained over 40,000 views, and met dozens of people that I’m very glad to call my friends. 🙂

I’m quite grateful you guys have stuck around to read my blog. I hope you’ve at least mildly enjoyed my random posts. 😛

If you’re reading this, then you’re one of my readers, obviously. Thank you so much for reading, liking, and commenting. You’re awesome!

In fact, you’re so awesome, I’m hosting a giveaway in honor of YOU!

Yep, I’m giving away a $15 gift card for amazon.com! In case you haven’t heard of Amazon, it’s an online store that carries just about everything. It has super fast shipping and great customer service.

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