Five-Hundred Word Challenge 194: In the Shadow that Blotted out the Sun

On the open hilly area a gentle, yet tense breeze blew through the grass. Clouds passed by overhead whilst animals grazed in relative peace. There was plenty of sun shining through and the giant fish bowl full of fish loomed menacingly in the distance, casting a long, engulfing shadow to signify that it had arrived on the scene and all kinds of varying chaos were going to be borne unto this peaceful area of land.

Suddenly the sun was blotted out as the shadow grew so grand that all that could be seen was an intense darkness with the sun cast a blood red, providing only enough light to get around.

Clawing hands burst forth from the earth and began to subdue the animals grazing by holding them down before they could escape, whilst the sky cracked open and creatures unknown began to descend and consume the earth.

The fish bowl began to grow in size and eventually burst, flooding the region with waters full of agitated fish that began to terrorise the populace and injure those that weren’t fast enough to get away.

The water levels kept on rising higher and higher and more fish continued to spill forth from the bowels of the broken fish bowl. There was little hope that anything could be saved and even less hope that a brief respite could be found.

The earth shook harder as more and more hands rose from underneath the soil where it wasn’t being consumed and wasn’t being flooded.

Terror reigned supreme. There was no escape and there was no hope of escape.

Everything darkened farther until light was just a faint glimmer that could not be found unless the creatures that were still alive were willing to stop running and look, leaving them at a greater risk of being taken elsewhere, or their lives removed from their once peaceful existence.

Soon the waters were inescapable and all hope was indeed lost. The fish began to gnaw at the flesh and bones of those that had gotten this far. Nothing could survive.

Almost as inexplicably as all the terror began, it stopped. The waters rescinded, the hands disappeared, the earth and sky returned back to some semblance of normality and the sun was no longer hidden away by a shadow that engulfed the light.

Very shortly all those that had been removed and felled were returned back to where they had been. Some where confused as to what had happened and some were absolutely terrified, but everything seemed to return back to how it was without any real noticeable issue.

The fish bowl, restored looked as though it had never broken and soon disappeared, unlikely to be seen again.

Everything was as it was and few knew better. It seemed like a bad dream and that was most likely the way that anyone who could remember what had happened would remember it being.

There was no explanation for what occurred.
No creature wanted to try and find out.

The time it took to write five-hundred words: 10:13:52

The most likely reason as to why this one took more than ten minutes is that my right wrist is really sore at the moment.

Anyway, I had no idea with what I was going with this one.
I thought it would be a little more ridiculous.

Written at work.

About Stupidity Hole

I'm some guy that does stuff. Hoping to one day fill the internet with enough insane ramblings to impress a cannibal rat ship. I do more than I probably should. I have a page called MS Paint Masterpieces that you may be interested in checking out. I also co-run Culture Eater, an online zine for covering the arts among other things. We're on Patreon!
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