Silent Danger


Stench invades our senses,
Macerating mucous membranes,
Rodents release their refuse
into once crystal clear waters,
producing putrid pools;
Disease incubators
disseminating deadly, dire
moldy maladies.
No safe harbor!
No respite!
Sandy’s aftermath!

This was written in response to the Trifecta weekend prompt: As you know, Trifecta has a history of dedicating the entire month of October to Halloween. We’re kicking it off early and easy with this prompt:

You’ve found some old books. On page 3 of one of the books, this illustration appears:

Artist credit: Dan Duford

Give us the 33 words that follow this illustration. What happens next? You are welcome to use this image on your site, but you must credit the image with a clickable link back to



8 Comments on “Silent Danger

    • I remember all of the devastation that some in our state faced, and the continual warnings about the dangers of wading in the standing water. It seemed monsters lurked everywhere, as the balance of nature had been upturned. Thank you.


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